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During a speech at a Virginia school, the president spoke of his plans to overhaul George W. Bush's nine-year-old initiative to improve national academic performance.
Obama announced several anti-bullying initiatives. Bullying, he said, is not 'just a harmless rite of passage. . . . [It] can have destructive consequences for our young people.'
The president has used the education issue strategically to draw a sharp contrast between his vision for the country and that of the GOP.
The White House welcomed the announcement, calling it "an important step in moving past old divisions" and sending a powerful message that a nation at war stands united.
The two sides must close a $50 billion difference between them in proposed spending cuts over the next two weeks.
Sir Howard Davies has stepped down as director of the London School of Economics amid disclosures about the university's controversial financial links with Libya.
Bush, the former Florida governor, didn't appreciate it when Obama blamed his brother for the nation's economic plight, but the two will share a stage, and their goals for education reform, Friday in the Sunshine State.
Does exposure to extremist views enlighten young people or radicalize them? Divergent responses are shaping policy -- and attitudes -- in Britain.
The Philadelphia-based nonprofit has been hailed by President Barack Obama as proof that failing public schools can be quickly resuscitated.
Obama said the federal government must continue to promote and invest in education as the key to winning the global economic competition
In Wisconsin, where 40,000 marched on Friday, unions say they are willing to negotiate benefits and contribute more, but the key word is negotiate – they don't want to surrender that basic right.
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