44: The Obama Presidency




Obama makes surprise visit to Silver Spring school

President Obama paid a surprise lunchtime visit to Viers Mill Elementary School in Silver Spring Monday.

Posted on October 19, 2009 at 02:30 PM ET | Comments (24)

Beating Death of Chicago Student Prompts Upcoming Visit from AG, Education Secretary

Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan will travel to Chicago next Wednesday to meet with students, community members and officials from the high school attended by a 16-year-old honor student who was beaten to death last week, White Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday.

Posted on October 1, 2009 at 03:58 PM ET | Comments (6)

Obama Plans Televised Speech to Nation's Students Tues.

President Obama will deliver a nationally-televised address to students next Tuesday on the importance of taking responsibility for their success in school, which the White House calls a continuation of his efforts to use the bully pulpit to promote the value of education.

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 04:37 PM ET | Comments (26)

NEA Attacks Administration's Education Reform Plan

By Nick Anderson The nation's largest teachers union sharply attacked President Obama's most significant school...

Posted on August 21, 2009 at 08:18 PM ET | Comments (38)

GI Bill in Effect, Obama Marks Occasion with Speech to Veterans

President Obama visited the electoral battleground of Northern Virginia on Monday morning to mark the implementation of last year's GI bill granting higher education benefits to veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan and other post-Sept. 11 conflicts.

Posted on August 3, 2009 at 11:59 AM ET | Comments (40)

In ASU Speech, Obama Calls Upon Students to Seek Lasting Achievement

President Obama urged students to reject the old formulas for success and shape a new future for their generation.

Posted on May 13, 2009 at 11:04 PM ET | Comments (50)

Gingrich, Bloomberg and Sharpton Pay Obama a Visit

The trio, which likely hasn't agreed on much of anything over the years, belongs to the nonprofit Education Equality Project.

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 12:17 PM ET | Comments (11)

Obama Offers D.C. Voucher Program Extension for Existing Students

President Obama's budget seeks to extend the controversial D.C. school voucher program until all 1,716 participants have graduated from high school, although no new students will be accepted into it.

Posted on May 6, 2009 at 02:00 PM ET | Comments (56)

Obama Spotlights Student Loan Reform

President Obama today touted his plans to cut banks out of the business of administering federally-guaranteed student loans, saying the choice comes down to supporting special interests or supporting financial aid for millions of students.

Posted on April 24, 2009 at 03:10 PM ET | Comments (4)

Service Bill Signing a Tribute to Kennedy

But the signing ceremony for the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act this afternoon was really meant as a living tribute to the senior senator from Massachusetts, Edward M. Kennedy (D).

Posted on April 21, 2009 at 08:06 PM ET | Comments (5)

Sharing the Stage with Obama: Kennedy and Bill Clinton

Updated 4:19 p.m. By Michael A. Fletcher President Obama traveled to the SEED School of...

Posted on April 21, 2009 at 12:41 PM ET | Comments (18)

Biden Highlights Growing Investment in College Aid

Biden said that an unprecedented effort is being mounted to address the growing gap between soaring college costs and middle class incomes.

Posted on April 17, 2009 at 01:29 PM ET | Comments (3)

Former Secretary of State Powell Unveils Obama Call to Service

Former secretary of state Colin Powell held a press conference today to announce the Obama administration's "Renew America Together" service initiative, which will take place next Monday to celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. (Video by Hamil Harris / The Washington Post.)

Posted on January 9, 2009 at 05:55 PM ET | Comments (21)


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