During his last State of the Union address, President Obama emphasizes the need for continued focus on progress


Education spent a few brief moments in the spotlight during President Obama's final State of the Union address on Jan. 12.

Obama touched on computer science and math education, college- and career-readiness, and early childhood education for all students as he spoke.

"The bipartisan reform of No Child Left Behind was an important start, and together, we’ve increased early childhood education, lifted high school graduation rates to new highs, and boosted graduates in fields like engineering," Obama said.

One of the biggest developments in K-12 education...

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