Tag Archives: Obama administration

Throwing Good Money After Bad Schools

School Improvement Grants program not the success it was expected to be

The Obama administration hoped to turn around the lowest performing 5,000 schools in the nation…

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Step Down in December

Duncan will be replaced by Deputy Secretary of Education John B. Kings, Jr.

White House confirms Education Secretary Arne Duncan will step down from his post in December.

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Why Are We Losing Black Teachers?

Diversity in the teacher corps is becoming harder to sustain

Across the country, school districts are losing black teachers. Is it due to higher exam…

By Robin White Goode

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FAFSA Deadline Gets Moved Back

Two ways the financial aid form makes applying for aid easier

The Obama administration announces two important changes to the way familes submit the FAFSA: using…

By Robin White Goode

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White House Names 2015 HBCU All-Stars

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities selects exemplars

Eighty-three students have been selected as HBCU All-Stars by the White House Initiative on HBCUs.…

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Pell Grants for Prisoners

President Obama makes way for prison inmates to pay for school

Congress banned the use of Pell grants by prisoners in 1994. But Democrats in the…

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President Obama Pushes for Greater Innovation in the Classroom

Obama implements new initiative to foster more technology in classrooms

President Obama hosts White House event to push for greater technology usage in the classroom

By Courtney Connley

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Obama Administration Offers Extension for No Child Left Behind Act Waivers

POTUS educational policies set to extend beyond his presidential term

Obama administration issues No Child Left Behind Act waiver renewals to states

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President Obama To GOP: ‘Stop Hatin’ All The Time’

Coolest commander-in-chief has strong words for Republicans

President Obama has some strong words for the Republican Party after being threatened with litigation.

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Valerie Jarrett Honored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Rosa L. Parks-Coretta Scott King Award

Senior Advisor to the President, Valerie Jarett, gets honored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.…

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Obama Admin Continues Fight on College Sexual Assault Cases

Administration launches new website and PSA

Obama Administration launches new website and PSA to help fight college sexual assault cases

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Why Common Core is Vital to Your Business

Our global economic competitiveness depends on a well-educated workforce

Common Core State Standards – the set of internationally benchmarked goals for public school…

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Google Insists It’s Not Colluding With Government to Spy on Citizens

PRISM is a clandestine national security electronic surveillance program operated by the United States National Security Agency since 2007

Google wants users to know that they are not providing unfettered access to the government

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More Controversy! Obama Admin. Spied on a Fox News Reporter

President may have a hard time defending assertion he's all for free press

Justice Department collected reporter’s phone records, tracked his movements and seized two days of personal…

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Black Mayor to be Named Obama’s Secretary of Transportation

Anthony Foxx is the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina

Obama picks Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx for Secretary of Transportation

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HBCUs Clash With Obama Administration Over Financial Aid

New financial aid policies make it more difficult for parents of color to borrow.

HBCU officials say they were not given a notice of the changed loan standard.

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Congressional Black Caucus to Pres. Obama: “Where Are the Black Nominees?”

Obama has appointed one Latino, but no blacks to the Cabinet of his second administration

Congressional Black Caucus questions Obama’s commitment to diversity

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Obama to Propose Raise for Federal Workers

Federal workers have been under a pay freeze for two years

Obama will recommend a raise for federal civilian workers

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Petraeus Resigns as CIA Director

The four star general was having at least one affair

The four star general was having at least one affair

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Obama Administration Defends Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the University of Texas' affirmative action case this October

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the University of Texas’ affirmative action case this…

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