PreK and K-12 Education in the State of the Union: Recap

Official_portrait_of_Barack_ObamaPresident Obama’s State of the Union address last week has already received much media attention, and the policies discussed in it have drawn considerable commentary from both sides of the aisle. On the topic of education, most attention has been focused on the President’s ambitious plan to make community college available at zero cost – a subject we’ll be covering in tomorrow’s Thesis. But what about PreK and K-12? How might federal initiatives impact your children’s education in the coming year?

This recap of education topics in the State of the Union, from ed.gov, is a great resource for parents who want to learn more about PreK and K-12 initiatives in addition to higher education. A notable highlight from the address was the President’s pledge to expand the availability and affordability of early childhood education; he also affirmed his commitment to bring 21st-century technology to classrooms across America.

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