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Starbucks will send thousands of employees to Arizona State for free

Starbucks will send thousands of employees to Arizona State for free

NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) --Starbucks has teamed up with Arizona State University to provide all employees of the coffee house free college tuition beginning in the fall.
Matt Bradwell
Obama joins student loan push

Obama joins student loan push

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) --Obama signed an executive order to help students limit monthly loan repayments as part of a push to reduce the burden of debt on a generation of Americans.
Gabrielle Levy
White House nerds out at annual science fair

White House nerds out at annual science fair

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) --President Obama welcomed more than a 100 budding scientists to the White House Science Fair, where he announced several initiatives to boost STEM programs.
Gabrielle Levy
Washington state loses No Child Left Behind waiver

Washington state loses No Child Left Behind waiver

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Washington became the first state to lose its No Child Left Behind waiver Thursday after it failed to meet the waiver's requirements.
Gabrielle Levy

Urban students' performance improving, U.S. Education Department says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Student performance in large-city schools is improving, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan wrote in assessment results released Thursday.

Dept. of Education issues guidelines to diversity at universities

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Education issued guidelines to colleges, reiterating its support for the voluntary use of race to increase diversity on campus.

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Biden speaks at gun-control conference

DANBURY, Conn., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden, speaking Thursday at a Danbury, Conn., gun-control conference, called on political colleagues to show courage in enacting new laws.
Michelle Obama at funeral for slain girl

Michelle Obama at funeral for slain girl

CHICAGO, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Michelle Obama joined thousands of other Chicagoans Saturday to mourn Hadiya Pendleton, a teen shot dead days after performing at the presidential inauguration.

Obama urges hold on student loan interest

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will visit three universities next week, and urge Congress not to allow student loan interest rates to double, the White House said.
Duncan: Ban NCAA teams with low grades

Duncan: Ban NCAA teams with low grades

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. secretary of education suggested basketball teams be barred from NCAA tournaments if they are not on track to graduate at least half of their players.

Duncan calls for better teacher ratings

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Sunday that the nation was failing in its ability to evaluate public school teachers.

States win grants for education reform

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Nine states and the District of Columbia won grants in phase 2 of the Race to the Top competition, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Tuesday.

LA teachers angry over data disclosure

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Some Los Angeles teachers are angry over a newspaper's publication of teacher evaluation data, education officials said.

Durbin urges look at school spending

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill., June 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he's disturbed by allegations of misuse of federal money in East St. Louis (Ill.) School District 189.
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President Barack Obama signs the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act in the Oval Office on August 10. 2010 in Washington, DC. (L-R): Secretary of the Department of Education Arne Duncan, Chairman House Appropriations Committee David Obey(D-WI), Rep. Chellie Pingree(D-ME), Secretary of the Department of Education Arne Duncan, Chairman Council of Economic Advisers Christina Romer, and teachers Amanda Van Ness from Toledo, Ohio, Shannon Lewis from Romney West Virginia and Rachel Martin from Richton Park, Illinois. UPI/Dennis Brack/Pool
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