Arne Duncan

First Lady Michelle Obama plays with children during a "Let's Move!" event. (AP Photo)

First lady announces effort to help kids exercise

CHICAGO (AP) — Imagine students learning their ABCs while dancing, or memorizing multiplication tables while doing jumping jacks. Some schools are using both methods of instruction, and Michelle Obama would like to see more to help students get daily exercise.

02/28/2013

Arne Duncan

Report: High school dropouts cost economy billions

WASHINGTON (AP) — High school dropouts are costing some $1.8 billion in lost tax revenue every year, education advocates said in a report released Monday.

02/25/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama to attend Chicago girl’s funeral

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says Michelle Obama will attend Saturday’s funeral for the 15-year-old Chicago girl who was killed after returning home from performing during inauguration festivities for President Barack Obama.

02/07/2013

Arne Duncan

Study: High school grad rate highest since ’76

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s high school graduation rate is the highest since 1976, but more than a fifth of students are still failing to get their diploma in four years, the Education Department said on Tuesday.

01/21/2013

Obama's education plan dominated by loose ends

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s education agenda for next four years may look less like real reform and more like tying up loose ends, experts say, with practical budget issues and an age-old power […]

11/19/2012

Education chief wants textbooks to become obsolete

WASHINGTON (AP) – Education Secretary Arne Duncan is calling for printed textbooks to become obsolete within the next few years. Duncan says the U.S. is falling behind other nations that are aggressively moving from print […]

10/03/2012

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