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Michelle Obama underscores the importance of global education and beams …

News from Imperial Valley News: Details Created on Sunday, 23 March 2014 20:23 Written by Barbara Buell Beijing, China – Michelle Obama promoted study abroad programs during a speech at the Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing on Saturday, then encouraged Stanford and local high school students sitting in Palo Alto to be “citizen [...]

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Michelle Obama stresses education in Beijing

News from USA TODAY: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama tours the Great Wall of China after holding a roundtable discussion on education at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Vanessa Johnston reports. Video provided by Reuters Newslook Didi Tang and Louise Watt, Associated Press 12:58 p.m. EDT March 23, 2014 Earlier on Sunday, Michelle Obama participated [...]

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Michelle Obama underscores the importance of global education and beams …

News from Stanford University News: By Barbara Buell Courtesy of Stanford University Michelle Obama with Stanford students at the Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing. Michelle Obama promoted study abroad programs during a speech at the Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing on Saturday, then encouraged Stanford and local high school students sitting [...]

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Obama urges more education spending, calls for ‘political courage in Washington’

News from Washington Post: NEW YORK — President Obama called Friday for “political courage in Washington” in a speech at an innovative public high school here, urging Congress to approve more money for education as a partisan debate over federal budget priorities is set to begin. Sleeves rolled up and suit jacket off, Obama warned [...]

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Obama, at Brooklyn School, Pushes Education Agenda

News from New York Times: Mr. Obama was cheered by visibly energized students and a strong cadre of New York politicians when he took the podium at Pathways in Technology Early College High School. “Hello Brooklyn,” he said, and started into his argument for creating more schools like the one he was visiting, casting them [...]

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Obama talks education at Binghamton University

News from USA TODAY: Some notes from President Obama’s town hall meeting at Binghamton University in New York: 1:49 p.m. — The last question is also about financial aid: Will any new funds go to graduate school programs? Obama indicates that the emphasis is on undergraduates, but some aid will remain available for some graduate [...]

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Obama hits the road on education, the economy

News from USA TODAY: President Obama gets back on the bus Thursday with both a short-term and a long-term agenda. Over the next two days, the president plans to discuss proposals to lower college costs as he rolls through upstate New York and northeastern Pennsylvania. In the longer term, he is getting ready for potential [...]

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Martha Kanter, Top Obama Higher Education Official, Resigns

News from Huffington Post: Martha Kanter, an Obama administration education undersecretary, is preparing to step down, according to an email obtained by The Huffington Post. Kanter has served in the Education Department since 2009, when she was confirmed as undersecretary. She has overseen higher education policies, such as student aid and adult education. According to [...]

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Obama administration presses forward on early education

News from Politico: Arne Duncan is traveling the U.S. to deliver an early childhood stump speech. | AP Photo Close President Barack Obama has found a way to cater to his obsession with pre-K programs while the rest of his education agenda stalls: Skip Congress and spend the money anyway. Hundreds of millions of dollars [...]

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan works to sell Obama administration’s …

News from Washington Post: Arne Duncan woke at 5:30 a.m. in his Arlington County home, was driven to the airport and folded his 6-foot-5 frame into an aisle seat in coach. The education secretary buckled his seat belt and tilted his head back for a short flight to Atlanta, another stop in his uphill effort [...]

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