This Storify draws from Edweek coverage of the Democratic National Convention and reaction on social media to capture some of the highlights of the week in Charlotte, N.C.


President Barack Obama says his economic policies would better protect schools and students than those of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.


The documentary "Follow the Leader," which was shown at the Democratic National Convention, depicts the maturation of three youths' political beliefs.


Students at Charlotte's Endhaven Elementary school examine the Democratic convention's impact on their community, from business and security to traffic.


Listen to Politics K-12's Alyson Klein discuss the education platforms of both presidential candidates.


Until now, Texas had been noncommittal about whether to seek flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act from the U.S. Department of Education.


Former federal officials and others tout the academic and economic-development benefits at an Americans for the Arts Action Fund event.


The New Jersey Education Association's vice president doesn't like Race to the Top, but says he still likes President Barack Obama.


There's plenty of K-12 policy action nationally, but Congress can't take much credit, says U.S. Sen. Michael Bennett, D-Colo., former Denver schools chief.


Education Secretary Arne Duncan steered clear of mentioning charter schools, merit pay, and school turnarounds, policies at the core of the Obama administration's agenda.


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