In his second presidential appearance in Colorado in a month, White House officials have confirmed that President Barack Obama will discuss student loans and make an announcement about college affordability on Auraria’s campus at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, the Huffington Post reports. While the president will spend tonight attending two fundraisers at the Pepsi Center, approximately 700 lined up for tickets on the Auraria campus to see President Obama Wednesday according to a Denver Post report. All 4,000 of the tickets being given out to college students were taken by 11 a.m. and several roads downtown are due to be closed Wednesday because of the event……Read More
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Obama calls for more school funding
Education is one of the few areas of the federal budget that would not see a spending freeze, if President Barack Obama gets his way this year.
In his State of the Union speech on Jan. 27, Obama said his administration will work with Congress to expand school improvements across the country, saying the success of children cannot depend on where they live.
As he prepares to ask Congress for billions of dollars in new spending for education, the president said the nation’s students need to be inspired to succeed in math and science, and that failing schools need to be turned around.…Read More