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President Obama and Jay-Z in Columbus, Ohio

President Obama makes the final push in his last campaign -- a nonstop sprint to the finish starting with grassroots events in Madison, Wisconsin and Columbus, Ohio. For the final stop, the President and First Lady will return to Iowa, where it all began in the winter of 2007, for one final grassroots rally in Des Moines. In Columbus, Ohio Jay Z will give a performance and the President will make his closin ...

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Obama Administration approves two more states for NCLB flexibility

The Obama Administration approved Washington and Wisconsin recently for flexibility from key provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership. ...

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Tolerance of poverty

The latest edition of UNICEF’s report on child poverty showed the United States ranks second out of 35 developed countries on the scale of what economists call “relative child poverty” with 23.1 percent of its children living in poverty. Only Romania ranked higher. ...

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