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The nine states and the District of Columbia will share $3.4 billion in Round Two of the federal competition, a cash infusion intended to fuel bold education reforms.
August 24, 2010 – Education Week
The president told members of the National Urban League that his signature education initiative holds promise for poor and minority students in low-performing schools.
July 29, 2010 – Education Week
Claims that the law amounts to an unfunded mandate could live on in debates over reauthorization.
June 16, 2010 – Education Week
First lady Michelle Obama's campaign against childhood obesity received a boost last week when the federal government issued its road map for tackling the problem.
May 19, 2010 – Education Week
Officials of a Rhode Island school district where all the high school teachers have been fired say there is no need for judges in the state to recuse themselves from a pending federal lawsuit.
May 19, 2010 – Education Week
The pending departure of the top lawmaker overseeing education spending in the U.S. House of Representatives is drawing sharply divided responses from various sides of the policy landscape.
May 12, 2010 – Education Week
A new effort by 12 major education philanthropies aims to dovetail with the Education Department’s ‘i3’ agenda, raising complex issues.
May 7, 2010 – Education Week
A federal study of supplemental reading-comprehension programs has found positive effects for only one of the three programs examined.
May 6, 2010 – Education Week
Twelve philanthropies hope to use $506 million in funding to encourage innovative education programs in line with the Education Department’s “i3” program.
April 29, 2010 – Education Week

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