In his State of the Union address, President Obama touted ways to improve education and the economy. One solution – with a proven record of success – didn't make it into the speech: a two-generation strategy to educate families and bring them out of poverty.
Rocketship schools employ computers and coaches to help teach low-income kids, and see student performance rise dramatically.
A poll on the eve of Independence Day confirms: More Americans see the nation as less powerful and more vulnerable. They want leaders to focus less on the world and more on challenges at home.
There's a gap between skills US manufacturers want and skills workers have, Obama said during a visit to a hybrid-car repair lab Wednesday. Can job training at community colleges help close it?
Community colleges are the focus of a White House summit Tuesday in Washington. The Obama administration is looking to several national businesses to assist future employees coming out of community colleges find jobs.