Preschool Development Grants

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Link to Preschool Development Grants press release
Eighteen states just received new Preschool Development Grants to build or expand high-quality preschool to four-year-olds from low- and moderate-income families. More than 18,000 additional children across the U.S. will be served during the first year of the program.

Strengthening Teacher Preparation

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link to Improving Teacher Preparation: Building on Innovation blog post
The Department has proposed a new plan to create transparency and a much-needed feedback loop among aspiring teachers, preparation programs, principals, schools and states. Submit comments online by February 2, 2015.

ConnectED Schools

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Link to Future Ready Blog Post
Guest blogger John Hutton, one of the superintendents who joined the President’s “ConnectED to the Future” convening at the White House, explains why he signed the Future Ready pledge and encourages other superintendents to join the conversation.

Celebrating International Student Artists

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Link to Celebrates Student Art Blog Post
The Kennedy Center Office of Very Special Arts and Accessibility and the ED Student Art Exhibit Program presented the international children’s art exhibit. Yo soy…Je Suis…I am…My Neighborhood with an opening event featuring the P.S. 177 Technology Band.
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Link to http://studentaid.ed.gov/
Navigate the financial aid process and make informed decisions about paying for college.
 
Link to Budget 2015 Information
The 2015 budget request reflects the President's strong belief that education is a vital investment in the nation's economic competitiveness and in its communities.
 
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