State of the Union education highlights to be pre-k, college cost, workforce

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State of the Union education highlights to be pre-k, college cost, workforce
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President Barack Obama is likely to repackage existing education efforts as ways to combat income inequality in his fifth State of the Union address tonight, reports say. Michael Petrilli of the conservative Fordham Institute told the Education Writers Association that Obama would “explain how education is closely linked to opportunity,” a topic very much in the foreground.

A study released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found a widening divide in reading proficiency between rich and poor fourth graders, with the gap expanding by almost 20 percent in the past 10 years. Education initiatives designed to even out inequities include increasing the number of students in preschool, improving career-tech education and making college more affordable.

Michelle Obama’s guests tend to be a bellwether. Tuesday night, the

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Achieving Hawaii’s education goal of 55 percent with a college degree by 2025
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HONOLULU—Leaders in education and business, and politicians spoke at a news conference today in an effort to strengthen the state’s workforce through higher education. During the event at Honolulu Community College, Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education (Hawaii P-20), a statewide partnership led by the Executive Office on Early Learning, the Hawaii State Department of Education, and the University of Hawaii System today announced the launch of Phase II of the “55 by ‘25” campaign.

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