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Here's What To Listen For During Wednesday's Presidential Debate

Emily Richmond has a list of buzzwords on the The Educated Reporter blog we might listen for during the first presidential debate in Denver tonight. It’s inevitable that education will come up, she writes, but don’t count on a long discussion: That’s not because the candidates don’t have anything to say on the issue, or that they don’t […]

The Four Major Education Themes in Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

This is a guest post from Molly Bloom, a reporter for our sister site, StateImpact Ohio. The post originally appeared here. Education came second only to Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! in President Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union remarks Tuesday night. Making college less expensive for students continues to be a key talking point for the Obama administration. In the State of the […]

What Obama's 'No Child' Waivers Say About The State Of The Union

President Barack Obama delivers his 2011 State of the Union Address.

With re-writes of the unpopular No Child Left Behind law stalled in Congress, President Obama could turn to the issue during his State of the Union address Tuesday night. It would be a logical step leading into a re-election campaign which might be driven as much by what Congress failed to do as it is by what the President managed to achieve during his last 4 years in office.

Why Rick Perry's Candidacy Could Mean Clashes Over Education

Many say Rick Perry’s entrance to the GOP presidential race was only made possible when Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who has made education policy a priority during his governorship, decided against a run for the White House. Now, as Valerie Strauss of The Washington Post‘s Answer Sheet writes, Perry’s history suggests he might play politics over education policy to […]

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