Arne Duncan http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Why Is Early Childhood Education Important? St. Louis Leaders Weigh In http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-early-childhood-education-important-st-louis-leaders-weigh <p>During the State of the Union Address in February, President Obama announced a plan for "Preschool for All," which would provide federal funding to states to expand early childhood education. On a recent trip to St. Louis, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-education-secretary-st-louis-discusses-student-loans-doubling-early-childhood-education">U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan reiterated that early childhood education is a priority for the president.</a></p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 22:13:55 +0000 Camille Phillips 28523 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Is Early Childhood Education Important? St. Louis Leaders Weigh In US Education Secretary In St. Louis, Discusses Student Loans Doubling, Early Childhood Education http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-education-secretary-st-louis-discusses-student-loans-doubling-early-childhood-education <p>Federal student loan interest rates will double in the next few days, unless Congress can agree on a solution.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republicans are adamant that the rate be linked to the financial markets, while Democrats would like Congress to set the rates. The prospect of a last-minute compromise seems unlikely.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was in St. Louis Thursday, and told reporters that lawmakers are working on a compromise.</span></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:13:19 +0000 Chris McDaniel 27779 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org US Education Secretary In St. Louis, Discusses Student Loans Doubling, Early Childhood Education Morning headlines: Thursday, September 22, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-september-22-2011 <p><strong>Duncan, Napolitano to visit Joplin</strong></p><p>U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will be in Joplin&nbsp;Thursday to visit the city&#39;s &quot;mall school.&quot; That&#39;s the shopping mall school where 11th- and 12th-grade students began attending classes last month after Joplin&#39;s high school was destroyed in a tornado.</p><p>The May 22 tornado either destroyed or damaged 10 schools in the area, at an estimated cost of $151 million.</p><p><strong>New federal courthouse could soon hold Bond&#39;s name</strong></p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 14:32:42 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2100 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, September 22, 2011