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Nation Sep 10Federal plan targets teacher equity in 16 states
Sixteen states won federal approval Thursday for plans to improve teacher equity that are required under the No Child Left Behind education law.
Politics Sep 06As school begins, many kids still waiting on Common Core results
With new backpacks, pens and pencils and clothes, millions of children are back in school or heading there after summer vacation. Many are excited, some are anxious - and still waiting for the results of the new tests they took…
Nation Jul 31Obama to extend college aid grants to some prison inmates
Some federal and state prisoners could begin receiving student aid to take college courses — while still behind bars — as early as the 2016-2017 school year.
Nation Jul 28Obama administration plans to extend Pell grants for prisoners
The Obama administration is taking steps to expand the Pell grant program to prisoners.
Education Jul 175 things to know about Congress’ rewrites of No Child Left Behind
WASHINGTON — No one thinks it'll be easy, but the House and Senate are embarking on negotiations to merge two differing education bills that would rewrite the nation's much-criticized No Child Left Behind education law.
Education Jul 16Senate vote moves No Child Left Behind education law closer to overhaul
WASHINGTON — Senate passes overhaul of No Child Left Behind education law; compromise needed with House.
Education Jun 23More states, DC receive waivers on No Child Left Behind standards
The Obama administration is giving seven more states and the District of Columbia more flexibility from the requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law.
Nation Mar 11FTC sues DirecTV for ‘deceptively advertising’ programming costs
WASHINGTON — The government is taking the nation's biggest satellite TV provider to court, accusing DirecTV of misleading millions of consumers about the cost of its programming.
Nation Jan 28Prepaid mobile provider TracFone to pay $40 million settlement
WASHINGTON — The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service.
Education Dec 10Obama announces $1 billion investment for early childhood education
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is following up on his promise to expand early education opportunities for tens of thousands of children by announcing a $1 billion public-private investment in programs for the nation's youngest learners.