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Obama, wowed by young scientists, announces new STEM pledges

Jim Kuhnhenn, Washington Post, March 23, 2015 Share on Facebook Sha WASHINGTON — The small Lego machine inside the White House whirred, and in a moment it was turning the pages of a story book. One page flipped, then another, ever faster as President Barack Obama marveled at its efficiency. The contraption’s eventual aim would […]

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States Get Exemptions To “No Child Left Behind” Law

Michael McIntee, The UpTake, February 9, 2012 – President Obama announces ten states have agreed to implement bold reforms around standards and accountability will receive flexibility from the most burdensome mandates of the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind. The ten states approved for flexibility are Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, […]

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The State of Education

Michael Diedrich, Minnesota 2020, January 25, 2012 – Last night, President Obama gave his annual State of the Union address. In the time-honored tradition of self-important writers co-opting that event as a segue into whatever they want, I’d like to offer my own “speech” on the State of Education. My fellow citizens, students, teachers, and […]

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