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Obama Highlights College Program In Missouri

President Barack Obama praised a new Missouri program that fast-tracks students to low-cost college degrees as a national model as he kicked off a traveling tour Wednesday intended to emphasize his economic initiatives.

07/24/2013

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Gray Continues Push For Charter School Expansion in D.C.

Fresh off the heels of his education reform speech that was met with some protest Thursday, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray continues to push for changing the educational landscape in the District.

06/23/2013

US President Barack Obama speaks after touring Mooresville Middle School in Mooresville, North Carolina, on June 6, 2013. Obama arrived in North Carolina as part of his Middle Class Jobs & Opportunity Tour. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Pushes for Faster Internet, Better Technology in Schools

At a middle school in Mooresville, Obama announced he was directing federal regulators to turn the nation’s classrooms into digital learning centers by equipping schools with broadband and high-speed Internet connections — at a cost of several billion dollars.

06/06/2013

House lawmakers are moving to protect Capitol Hill's budget even as they slash programs like education, health research, water projects and housing aid for the poor. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Congress Expands Its Own Budget, Moves To Cut Others

House lawmakers are moving to protect Capitol Hill’s budget even as they slash programs like education, health research, water projects and housing aid for the poor.

05/22/2013

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Five Area Schools Ranked in the Top 100 High Schools Nationwide

Among the top 100, five are from the area, with Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria in the top 10.

05/06/2013

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D.C.’s Public Education Landscape Changing Rapidly

Nine D.C. Charter Schools could receive enrollment ceiling increases at Monday evening’s meeting of the DC Public Charter School Board.

04/15/2013

Acclaimed artist and arts educator Yo-Yo Ma (L) and Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Ovation)

Yo-Yo Ma Joins Rocker To Call For US Arts Funding

Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum joined cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to increase funding for the arts in a year of deep federal budget cuts.

04/09/2013

Sen. Elizabeth Warren questioned minimum wage increases during a Senate hearing, and cited a study that suggests the federal minimum wage should be standing at $22 an hour. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Democratic Senator Argues Case For $22 An Hour Minimum Wage Increase

Sen. Elizabeth Warren questioned minimum wage increases during a Senate hearing, and cited a study that suggests the federal minimum wage should be standing at $22 an hour.

03/20/2013

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Montgomery County School Board Seeks Funding For Raises

The Montgomery County Board of Education has approved a budget that includes $18.6 million for employee raises, but that could set up a possible battle with the County Council.

03/04/2013

A journalist reads information on the online encyclopedia Wikipedia on Jan. 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Majority Of Teachers Use Wikipedia Despite Telling Students Not To

Teachers need to start taking their own advice.

02/28/2013

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