Thursday, February 12, 2009

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits ED

Michelle Obama Visits Department of Education: On Feb. 2, First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Department of Education in the first of her planned visits to federal agencies. She said the department will "be at the forefront of many of the things that we have to do in this administration," including agenda items such as renovating and modernizing schools, increasing Pell Grants and providing tuition tax credits to college students. She noted that money in the economic stimulus bill would help prevent teacher layoffs and preserve early childhood education. "Investments from the stimulus also will help fund innovative approaches to teaching, such as teacher quality initiatives, school turnaround programs and charter schools," she said.

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