Topic: Race to the Top
Pell grants would be cut for an estimated 100,000 college students, who take longer than six years to graduate. But the budget compromise in Congress would preserve the Pell grants' maximum $5,550 award.
12/17/2011 11:35 am
Nine states will receive federal Race to the Top money to boost support for pre-K and other early-learning programs, the Obama administration announced Friday.
12/16/2011 03:09 pm
Social policies are a defining issue in this, or any, Republican race. With the GOP electorate increasingly focused on social issues in recent decades, their leaders' views have shifted in kind. At stake: the support of the powerful evangelical conservatives, so-called values voters for whom social issues like abortion are deciding factors. While they have their differences, all the main candidates espouse conservative social values. Take a look at where each of them stands.
12/14/2011 09:58 am
A new No Child Left Behind bill is finally getting a hearing in the Senate Wednesday – after three years of sitting in limbo. The bill has bipartisan support, and plenty of detractors.
10/19/2011 01:12 pm
After issuing many denials, Chris Christie still may enter the GOP presidential nomination race, several people close to him tell the AP. If he does, conservatives may not be entirely happy with his record.
10/01/2011 06:06 pm
The Education Department announced the guidelines for its latest Race to the Top competition, which will target preschools. The rules show what President Obama wants to change.
08/23/2011 09:36 pm
States can be excused from some certain requirements of No Child Left Behind, the US education reform law, the Obama administration said Monday. But it wants them to adopt different reforms.
08/08/2011 05:38 pm
Booker T. Washington High School beat out more than 450 other schools in a contest to win a graduation speech from President Obama. Here's how the Memphis, Tenn., school set itself apart.
05/10/2011 05:28 pm
"Yes We Can” was so 2008. Now President Obama is the incumbent, with a record to defend. More than whom the Republicans nominate to run against him in 2012, how voters perceive Mr. Obama’s accomplishments and liabilities – two highly subjective categories, at times overlapping – will determine whether he gets four more years. Here are his top six accomplishments, including the killing of Osama bin Laden:
05/09/2011 05:12 pm
President Obama will speak Friday evening at the graduation for the North and West campuses of Miami Dade College. The school is America’s largest institution of higher education.
04/29/2011 05:58 pm