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Bill and Melinda Gates on the political debate over Common Core standards

October 7, 2015
Bill and Melinda Gates, two of the world’s leading philanthropists, sit down with Gwen Ifill in Seattle to discuss their efforts to support education reform and the political battles over the Common Core standards.
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Education Secretary Steps Down, Obama Addresses Critics of Syria Policy

October 2, 2015
Education Secretary Arne Duncan is stepping down, bipartisan criminal justice reform, and an internal investigation opens at CENTCOM.

Donald Trump Shapes the Policy Debate and Hillary Clinton's Emails Continue to Weigh on Campaign

August 21, 2015
Trump is behind Hillary by the slightest of margins, GOP candidates announce their policy positions, and Clinton continues to answer questions on her email use.
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Republican Presidential Candidates Address Education Reform at NH Summit

August 19, 2015
At an education summit in New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidates outlined their vision to fix the elementary and secondary education system in America. A common theme among the GOP hopeful was how student achievement should be measured and how education standards should be set.
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Debt-Free College: Democrats' Plank, GOP's Challenge

August 11, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
Republican presidential candidates on Monday said they were unimpressed with Hillary Clinton’s $350 billion debt-free tuition plan unveiled in New Hampshire, even as tens of millions of American families struggle with college sticker shock.
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Conservative Action: The battle over race preferences at Harvard

June 9, 2015
Joan Biskupic | Reuters
A litigious activist’s latest cause: ending affirmative action at Harvard
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Senate Attempts To Revise No Child Left Behind Measure

April 14, 2015
Juana Summers | NPR
A Senate committee begins work on a bill that would overhaul the education law. That measure — once considered a great uniter of politicians on the left and right — has since become a great divider.
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Obama administration pushes for legislation on student data privacy

February 6, 2015
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
The White House began pushing Thursday for legislation to protect the online privacy of students, allowing them to do schoolwork while keeping the door closed to marketing and sales, according to senior officials.
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Obama's 180 on 529 Plans Explained Here

January 29, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama’s most recent job approval ratings may help explain why he decided so swiftly that reducing the tax benefits of a popular college savings plan – a proposal he’d made earlier this month – had become an unwanted “distraction” and should be reeled back.
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