White House demands teacher excellence for students most in need
July 7th, 2014
03:22 PM ET
4 months ago

White House demands teacher excellence for students most in need

Updated 5:37 p.m. ET, 7/7/2014

(CNN) - President Barack Obama continued in his theme of a "year of action" Monday, as Secretary of Education Arne Duncan unveiled a new effort to ensure access to "effective educators" for all American children.

Duncan joined the President at the White House for a lunch with a group of teachers chosen for their expertise with high-need, high-poverty schools.

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Filed under: Arne Duncan • Education • President Obama • White House
Jindal announces plan for Louisiana to back out of Common Core
June 18th, 2014
04:56 PM ET
4 months ago

Jindal announces plan for Louisiana to back out of Common Core

(CNN) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he plans to pull his state out of the Common Core academic standards, announcing an executive order aimed at blocking the testing program in the state.

At a news conference, Jindal said he's sent a letter requesting his state's withdrawal from the program to the Partnership of Assessments for College and Career Readiness (PARCC) - a conglomerate of states developing the standards for students in the subjects of English and math.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Education • Louisiana
June 15th, 2014
09:00 AM ET
4 months ago

The ‘Inside Politics’ Forecast: Christie’s New Hampshire 2016 message

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on "Inside Politics" to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.

Washington (CNN) – Lessons from our trip around the "Inside Politics" table this Sunday: new challenges for two governors who also happen to be 2016 presidential prospects, a California court case that could reverberate in your school district and a Tennessee tea party test.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Chris Christie • Education • Inside Politics • Lamar Alexander • Same-sex marriage • Scott Walker • Tea Party
At Mass. high school, Obama applauds students graduating with skills ‘to fix America’
June 11th, 2014
06:48 PM ET
4 months ago

At Mass. high school, Obama applauds students graduating with skills ‘to fix America’

Worcester, Massachusetts (CNN) – One by one, as students from Worcester Technical High School walked across the stage in cap and gown to collect their diplomas they stopped to shake the hand of a very special commencement speaker, the President of the United States.

Mr. Obama gave each one a hearty congratulations and a pat on the back. Some gave the President a hug and a peck on the cheek.

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Filed under: Education • Massachusetts • President Obama
Jindal blasts Common Core at GOP conference
May 29th, 2014
09:29 PM ET
5 months ago

Jindal blasts Common Core at GOP conference

(CNN) – Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal said Thursday he's against Common Core, the academic standards that have many conservatives decrying the program as an overreach of the federal government.

"I'm against the Common Core, and I don't want Louisiana to be in the Common Core,” he said to booming applause at the Republican Leadership Conference - the annual conservative confab, held this year in New Orleans.

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Jeb Bush cheered on at Catholic Charities fundraiser
April 23rd, 2014
05:08 PM ET
6 months ago

Jeb Bush cheered on at Catholic Charities fundraiser

Washington (CNN) – Jeb Bush has often said he was considering running for President, but what may have been different was the reaction he got Wednesday at a New York City fundraiser for Catholic Charities. He received a standing ovation and was cheered on during the private event, one attendee told CNN.

In response, Bush joked with the crowd to “call” his mother to get permission – a reference to Barbara Bush’s comments that there should be other families running for president and that there have been enough Bushes to occupy the Oval Office – although she also said Jeb is the most qualified.
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Filed under: 2016 • Education • Immigration • Jeb Bush • Jeff Flake
Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton together again to talk education
March 24th, 2014
01:14 PM ET
7 months ago

Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton together again to talk education

(CNN) – Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton - two central figures in modern politics with 2016 prospects - joined forces Monday to talk global education.

In her keynote address, Clinton praised Bush's dedication to education reform since serving two terms as governor of Florida, where he overhauled the state's education system, introducing a school voucher program and banning using race as a factor in university admissions.

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Filed under: 2016 • Education • Hillary Clinton • Jeb Bush
First lady to college applicants: ‘Don’t leave money on the table’
Michelle Obama met with students and parents at T.C Williams High School in Virginia to discuss the importance of students filling FAFSA applications.
February 5th, 2014
04:21 PM ET
9 months ago

First lady to college applicants: ‘Don’t leave money on the table’

Washington (CNN) – For students wondering how they’ll pay for college, First Lady Michelle Obama has a bit of advice: applying for federal student aid is easy and worth it.

“That’s my message for you and for students across the country. Fill out those forms,” Mrs. Obama said. “Don’t leave money on the table.”

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Filed under: Education • Michelle Obama
February 4th, 2014
12:18 PM ET
9 months ago

Clinton lauds New York City's early childhood education efforts

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton gave a full-throated endorsement of early childhood education on Tuesday, including crediting New York Mayor Bill De Blasio – a Clinton confidant – for his efforts to make universal pre-kindergarten the law in America's biggest city.

The former Secretary of State's remarks came as part of an event that brought Too Small to Fail, a childhood development project Clinton launched last year, into a partnership with Univision, the Spanish speaking television network.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • Education • Hillary Clinton
Obama says digital learning push will help U.S. catch up
February 4th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
9 months ago

Obama says digital learning push will help U.S. catch up

Updated 1:00 p.m. ET, 2/4/2013

Adelphi, Maryland (CNN) - Nine-figure commitments from America’s leading technology and telecommunications firms will help U.S. students compete with their counterparts in nations with more technologically advanced schools, President Barack Obama said on Tuesday.

The commitments from Verizon, Sprint and other major companies come in the form of services and devices, including $100 million worth of iPads and laptop computers from Apple Inc., the California-based tech giant.

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