Articles about "Obama"

Jun 06, 2016

This spring, in support of President Obama’s ConnectED initiative, The New York Public Library, the Digital Public Library of America and First Book joined forces to launch Open eBooks, an app that provides FREE access to a library of thous...

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“From the moment students enter a school, the most important factor in their success is not the color of their skin or the income of their parents, it’s the person standing at the front of the classroom... America’s future depends on its...

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Feb 12, 2016

President Obama submitted his eighth and final budget request to Congress on Tuesday, which outlines the Administration’s suggested funding levels for various programs in federal fiscal year (FY) 2017.  The request includes a modest 2% incr...

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From sea to shining sea, our country is home to gorgeous landscapes, vibrant waterways, and historic treasures that all Americans can enjoy. But right now, young people are spending more time in front of screens than outside, and that means...

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The President emphasizes the critical role of education in his weekly address, printed in its entirety below.

 

Remarks of President Barack Obama

Weekly Address

Palo Alto, California

February 14, 2015


Hi, everybody.  In my State of th...

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Feb 07, 2015

This week, President Barack Obama unveiled his Fiscal Year 2016 budget request.  Though it will be tough to find support in the newly Republican-controlled Congress, he is still asking for a sizeable increase for the U.S. Department of Educ...

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The recent history of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act cannot be written without listing several complexities. First, with the signing of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002 a new federal role in education was created. Second,...

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The US Department of Education (USED) is pushing ahead with several long-term initiatives. Two of these include expansion of the number of states with one-year extensions for their NCLB waivers and the other is a new competitive pre-schoo...

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Jul 22, 2014

One of the central projects of the Obama Administration has been the creation and overall launch of My Brother's Keeper. It is an initiative to help boys and young men of color to be able to fully participate in our society. One White House...

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Jul 11, 2014

This week's legislative issues to be updated and a report of interest to the Title I community.

 

Workforce Investment Opportunity Act passed the House and has been sent to the President for his signature. The measure has been awaiting...

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On April 24th and April 25th, the US Department of Education announced two important and far-reaching actions; both are steeped in controversy.

On Thursday, April 24th, the Secretary of Education issued a letter to the Superintendent of Pu...

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Apr 19, 2014

The Administration is concentrating on several initiatives including: My Brother’s Keeper, school turnaround, and early childhood education.

 My Brother’s Keeper

On February 27th, the President announced the creation of a task force to im...

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The Obama Administration’s budget is as much a policy document as it is a funding set of guidelines.  While this is considered the hallmark of a good budget document, sometimes more time is spent on the money side, and not enough on the pol...

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Today – March 4th the president sent to Congress his budget proposal for FY 2015.  He made the announcement at a DC area elementary school.  In his budget he proposes to expand funding for education by focusing on several themes that were i...

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Feb 10, 2014

The House & Senate education committees held hearings last week on early childhood education.  The Senate is to support Smart Start, a major early childhood education proposal by Senator Harkin (D-IA), chair of the Senate education committe...

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Sep 20, 2013

The fiscal year begins on October 1st.  The Congress and Administration need to agree on funding to maintain the government services.  By interpretation, the Administration keeps the critical areas of government open, even though it has no ...

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Sep 17, 2013

The fiscal year is rapidly coming to an end and there is no plan in place to create a funding agreement to keep the government open past October 1st. The House Republican leadership intended to bring a package that would maintain funding a...

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