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Today in History: Race to the Top 

Announced on July 25, 2009 by President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Race to the Top was a $4.35 billion grant for K-12 education reform to strengthen teaching and learning. It was funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and sought several goals: develop rigorous standards and better assessments; adopt better …

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Today in History: Obama Publishes Dreams from My Father 

Did you know that Barack Obama, son of a black African father, and white American mother -- and 44th president of the United States -- originally published Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance on July 18, 1995? A memoir that became a number one bestseller when it was reissued in 2004, …

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It Is Well with My Soul 

Title: It is well with my soul : the extraordinary life of a 106-year-old woman Author: Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson with Patricia Mulcahy Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, c2010 Check It Out: E185.97.J67 A3 2010 From the Publisher: On January 20, 2009, Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson woke up “before dawn and put on …

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