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First lady Michelle Obama (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama Tours Howard U. With Rapper Bow Wow

First lady Michelle Obama says a high school education is not enough in today’s global economy.

04/17/2014

File photo of a woman reading to a preschool class. (Photo by Luke Fontana/Screen Actors Guild Foundation via Getty Images)

O’Malley Signs Bill Expanding Maryland’s Pre-K Program

Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed his first bill of the year, expanding the state’s pre-kindergarten program to another 1,600 children from low-income families.

04/08/2014

Decades of increased taxpayer spending per student in U.S. public schools has not improved student or school outcomes from that education, and a new study finds that throwing money at the system is simply not tied to academic improvements. (Photo credit: FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/GettyImages)

Study: No Link Between School Spending, Student Achievement

Decades of increased taxpayer spending per student in U.S. public schools has not improved student or school outcomes from that education, and a new study finds that throwing money at the system is simply not tied to academic improvements.

04/07/2014

President Barack Obama tours a class at Bladensburg High School on April 7, 2014 in Bladensburg, Md. Obama visited the school to announce 24 recipients of $107 million in Youth CareerConnect grants, including $7 million for Bladensburg, intended to help better prepare students for higher education. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama at Md. School: Students Need Help to Get ‘In-Demand Jobs’

Obama is announcing the grants at Bladensburg High School, one of three high schools in Washington’s Maryland suburbs that have created a Youth CareerConnect Program.

04/07/2014

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

D.C. Mayor Gray Proposes $10.7 Billion Budget

Two days after he was defeated in his bid for a second term, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has proposed a $10.7 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

04/03/2014

American women born in the early 1980s – a generation dubbed Millennials – are 33 percent more likely to earn a college degree by the age of 27 than their male peers. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Poll: Women 33 Percent More Likely Than Men To Earn College Degree

American women born in the early 1980s – a generation dubbed Millennials – are 33 percent more likely to earn a college degree by the age of 27 than their male peers.

03/31/2014

Sunnie Kahle's grandparents say she has short hair and a big heart. (Getty Images)

Girl Pulled From Christian School After They Complained She Looked Like Boy, Didn’t Follow ‘Biblical Standards’

Sunnie Kahle told she must dress and act more like a girl to attend Timberlake Christian School.

03/25/2014

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First Lady To Chinese Students: ‘I Grew Up Like Many Of You’

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama encouraged rural Chinese students to aim high and get a good education despite humble roots, in a speech Tuesday that was delivered via satellite technology to remote communities in southwestern China.

03/25/2014

President Barack Obama (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Obama Arguing For Women’s Educational Opportunity

President Barack Obama is arguing that women need better educational opportunities as he raises political money in Florida.

03/20/2014

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

White House, Obama Host First Student Film Festival

President Barack Obama says he wanted to bring the atmosphere of the Academy Awards to the White House early.

02/28/2014

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