Commencement Challenge Finalists

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Link to White House
Six schools are finalists in the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge. Help decide which school will have the President as commencement speaker. Rate them by Friday, April 29, at 11:59 pm EDT.

Boosting College Graduation Rates

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Link to press release
Vice President Joe Biden called on every governor to hold a college completion summit, released a "tool kit" of suggested completion strategies, and announced new innovation funds for colleges to boost completion levels.

All Means All

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Link to blog post.
Secretary Duncan visited a school implementing an inclusion program, spoke at the American Association of People with Disabilities conference, and vowed to end the "2% rule."

Let's Fix NCLB

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"I want every child in this country to head back to school in the fall knowing that their education is America’s priority," President Obama said. "Let’s fix No Child Left Behind."
Link to Month of the Military Child page
1.7 million American children have at least one parent serving in the military. April is the month we recognize them for their sacrifices and resilience. Find resources for military families. logo and link
What's it like to be a teacher? Where are teaching jobs available? Find out here.
Link to Blueprint
Read the Obama Administration's blueprint for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (also known as the No Child Left Behind Act).