Obama reaffirms old education promises in State of the Union

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Although President Barack Obama did not lay out any new plans for education reform in his State of the Union address Tuesday, education leaders from the early childhood education arena, through the higher education community, said they were pleased with the sign of his renewed commitment to education issues.

Much like his 2013 address, Obama called on state and federal legislators to invest in early childhood education, as a way to build up the economy and the nation's academic standing. He also urged college leaders to continue to look for ways to push the high cost of college tuition down, and touted the recent college affordability summit he hosted at the White House.

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