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Progress for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Marian Wright Edelman, Huffington Post, December 12, 2014 On December 10th President Obama hosted a White House Summit on Early Education, bringing together a broad coalition of philanthropic, business, education, child advocacy and elected leaders and other key stakeholders. It was a welcome chance to celebrate progress in expanding access to quality early childhood development […]

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GOP Leaders in Congress Outline Education Priorities

Lauren Camera, Education Week, November 7, 2014 After easily capturing the number of seats they needed take control of the U.S. Senate—and padding their majority in the House of Representatives—congressional Republicans have laid out an aggressive education policy agenda that includes overhauling the long-stalled No Child Left Behind law and the mammoth Higher Education Act. […]

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Shutdown has little effect on Minnesota schools…for now

Kim McGuire, Star Tribune, October 2, 2013  – During a conference call with reporters Tuesday to discuss new school rankings, Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius took some time to briefly address the impact of the federal government shutdown on Minnesota schools. The bottom line was this: For now, most schools aren’t feeling a direct impact but that […]

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GOP K-12 Leader Gets Earful on Policy

U.S. Rep. John Kline, head of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, meets with school board leaders and superintendents at a round-table session in his Minnesota district. The congressman often tests local sentiment on how federal policies are playing outside Washington. —Jenn Ackerman for Education Week Alyson Klein, Education Week, March 5, 2013 – School superintendents, […]

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Poll Hints at Tight Race on Education Issues

Alyson Klein, Education Week, August 22, 2012 – Political independents give presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney an edge over President Barack Obama when it comes to which candidate would be better in strengthening public education, according to a poll released today by Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup. The former Massachusetts governor takes a 46 percent to 41 […]

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