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President Obama talked about a lot of things in his State of the Union message on Tuesday night, but what was striking was what he didn’t mention — at least in the education world. (Washington Post)
President Obama is laying out an ambitious plan of action for his final two years in office. He starts a two-day trip to lobby for his proposals from Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. Major Garrett reports on the highlights. (CBS News)
After initially declining to sign up, technology giant Google has joined a growing number of companies committing to a “student privacy pledge” created by advocacy groups and endorsed by the White House. (Education Week)
President Barack Obama opens his last two years as president with his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday. He’ll say about 6,500 words between the sergeant-at-arms’ announcement — “Mr. Speaker, the President of the United States!” — and a post-speech interview by YouTube stars. He’ll rehash executive actions he’s announced the past two weeks, boast of economic progress and talk about building on it, get as many standing ovations going as he can. (Politico)
New York
On a bone-chilling morning just before Thanksgiving, fourth-graders from Bronx Charter School for Excellence bundled up and happily sat in Bowling Green under a tent, a “classroom without walls.” (New York Post)


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