Obama courts college students returning to campus

Obama spoke Aug. 28 at Iowa State University and Colorado State University.

As college students return to campus, President Barack Obama’s campaign will be there waiting for them.

Obama aides sees college campuses as fertile ground for registering and recruiting some of the more than 15 million young people who have become eligible to vote since the 2008 election.

As Republicans hold their party convention in Florida this week, the president will make a personal appeal to college voters in three university towns: Ames, Iowa; Fort Collins, Colo.; and Charlottesville, Va.…Read More

Obama urges governors to boost education funding

"The countries who out-educate us today will out-compete us tomorrow," Obama said.

President Barack Obama on Feb. 27 urged the nation’s governors to invest more state resources in education, saying a highly skilled workforce is crucial for the U.S. to remain competitive with other countries.

Obama made his pitch at a White House meeting with governors in Washington, D.C., as part of the annual winter meeting of the National Governors Association. The president and first lady Michelle Obama hosted a black tie dinner with the governors Feb. 26.

Obama said at the Feb. 27 session that he sympathized with governors whose state budgets have been badly squeezed during the economic downturn. But he said that was no reason to trim resources from schools.…Read More