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    K-12 Education

    Three education policy experts talked about the Friedman Foundation’s “Schooling of America Survey” on the state of K-12 education.

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    First Lady Michelle Obama Remarks on Girls' Access to Education

    First lady Michelle Obama spoke about her Let Girls Learn initiative, a Peace Corps, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and State Department partnership to help adolescent…

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    Purdue University Civic Competence Poll

    Carolyn Curiel and Haley Sands talked about a new national poll by the Purdue Institute for Civic Communication that measured citizens' civic competence. The poll found that Americans…

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    High School U.S. Government Exam

    High school government teachers Andrew Conneen and Daniel Larsen talked about the Advanced Placement Government Exam that was to be administered the following week. They discussed the…

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    Prospects for Black America, Education Reforms

    Panelists talked about educational changes to benefit the African-American community. They discussed school choice, the influence of teachers' unions, giving schools autonomy, and…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama talked about expanding access to education, and to spreading the joy of reading to more children and young adults. That day he announced a challenge to mayors,…

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    2015 National Teacher of the Year

    President Obama spoke at the National Teacher of the Year ceremony for 2015 winner Shanna Peeples, a high school English teacher from Amarillo, Texas. President Obama also honored all…

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    Department of Education Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Witnesses testified on the Department of Education’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. He said that budget sequestration was having an impact on learning and needed to be…

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    No Child Left Behind and Education Policy

    Randi Weingarten talked about federal education policy, including the No Child Left Behind l(NCLB) aw. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) had recently introduced…

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    Early Childhood Education

    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) talked about his state’s investment in early childhood education. He said that investing in early education was as cost saving measure and…

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    Education Achievement Gap

    Secretary Arne Duncan talked about the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind. Topics included the progress…

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    Book Discussion on The Test

    Anya Kamenetz talked about her book The Test: Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing - But You Don’t Have to Be, in which she examines the prevalence of standardized…

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    Still Left Behind

    Still Left Behind was one of the second place high school central winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by Eli Kirshner, Ricardo…

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    White House Science Fair Tour

    President Obama toured the 2015 White House Science Fair and spoke with some of the students about their projects. The event honored the student winners from some science, technology,…

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    President Obama Remarks at the White House Science Fair

    President Obama made remarks to the participants at the 2015 White House Science Fair, the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competitions…

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    Urban Schools

    Members of the Council of the Great City Schools, a group that advocates for inner-city public schools, spoke to reporters following a meeting with President Obama. They were joined by…

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    National School Lunch Program

    Kevin Concannon talked about the National School Lunch Program, which was up for reauthorization in 2015, and calls from members of Congress to change the program’s nutritional…

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    President Obama Remarks at Benedict College

    President Obama delivered remarks about education and the economy at a town hall event at Benedict College in South Carolina. He also responded to questions from students about…

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    Presidential Remarks on Education for Girls Worldwide

    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama officially launched the education initiative, “Let Girls Learn,” designed to help teenage girls worldwide remain in school and…

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    Common Core Standards

    Sabrina Schaeffer, Emmett McGroarty, and Neal McCluskey talked about common core standards in public schools.

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