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    Weekly Republican Address

    Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act that would help the unemployed…

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    Urban School Performance

    Peggy Carr and Stephen Sawchuck talked about a U.S. Department of Education assessment of math and reading skills among fourth and eighth graders at 21 urban school districts. 

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    House Democrats on Republican Budget Cuts to Education

    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other members of the House Democratic Caucus talked about the impact of cuts to education funding in the Republican Budget proposal from Budget…

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    Federal Student Loan Program

    Witnesses testified on ways the Higher Education Act can be improved to help students and their families navigate the federal student loan process. Issues discussed included the need…

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    United Negro College Fund

    Michael Lomax talked about the importance of education and the importance of funding education for low-income students of color. In his remarks he criticized the Obama…

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    On-Line Technology for Schools

    Federal Communications Commissioner Chair Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel talked about improving Internet connectivity to schools. They said that the E-Rate program…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Spokesman Jay Carney said, “we are late in the game” regarding the situation in Crimea and the coming Sunday’s referendum vote. He also updated U.S. involvement in…

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    Competitive Grant Program and Education Budget

    James Wendorf talked about the the money set aside in the fiscal year 2015 budget to assist states with education of students with special needs. Those special needs include mental…

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    President Obama on College Access and Affordability

    President Obama talked about college accessibility and affordability at Coral Reef Senior High School in Miami, Florida. He highlighted several education spending proposals included…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on a question about related to changes to the College Board’s SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test): “What is your experience with the…

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    Changes to the SAT

    Scott Jaschick was interviewed by phone about the changes to the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test). These changes included eliminating the penalty for incorrect multiple choice answers,…

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    Book Discussion on Bong Hits 4 Jesus

    James Foster talked about his book, Bong Hits 4 Jesus: A Perfect Constitutional Storm in Alaska’s Capital, in which he discusses Morse v. Frederick, the Supreme Court case that…

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    Union Issues and Education Policy

    Randi Weingarten talked about issues facing organized labor and teachers unions in 2014. Topics included implementation of Common Core educational standards, teacher testing and assessment,…

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    Ana Connery on First Lady's Let's Move! Campaign

    Today’s Mama Vice President of Content Ana Connery spoke by phone about why she believed the first lady’s “Let’s Move!” campaign had been helpful to children.

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    Tracy Fox on First Lady's Let's Move! Campaign

    Food, Nutrition, and Policy Consultants President Tracy Fox spoke by phone about changes to food marketing in schools and to nutrition labels. These changes were part of First Lady…

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    Innovation in Early Childhood Education

    Members of the National Governors Association Education and Workforce Committee chaired by Governor Steven Beshear (D-KY) discussed early childhood education. Education Secretary Arne…

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    Jobs and the Economy

    Governors from throughout the U.S. discussed employment trends in states, growth opportunities, and the changing economic climate. This session was moderated by Maria…

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    Education and Job Training

    Governor Mary Fallin’s (R-OK) talked about her initiative, “America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs.” The initiative targeted improving state…

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    Philanthropy and Higher Education

    Social historian Earl Lewis gave the annual Harry Howard Lecture at Vanderbilt University. He talked about philanthropy, the humanities, and higher education

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    Reflections on Evolution Versus Creationism

    Comments from Facebook were shown about a debate between evolution and creationism.

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