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.
By Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press
As part of the initiative, the Education Department said it will ask states to develop new, comprehensive educator equity plans. It is also investing $4.2 million to start a new technical assistance network to help states and districts create and…
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Want your child to go to a state-funded pre-K program? Choose your home state wisely. A new report to be released Tuesday finds wide disparities in the number of spots available for publicly funded preschool programs. A whopping…
By PBS NewsHour
Education Secretary Arne Duncan has called Detroit, where four out of 10 children don't graduate from high school, "arguably, the worst school district in the country." Hari Sreenivasan and Detroit Public Television report on how the city's public schools are…
By Lea Winerman
President Obama urged students Tuesday to work hard and stay in school, in a back-to-school speech that had become a surprise lightning rod for controversy this week.
By Admin and PBS NewsHour
Speaking before the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, President Barack Obama laid out broad reform goals for the nation's school system, delivering the first major education speech of his presidency.
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