So I'm sure you political junkies are all aware by now that Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is running for president. Bachmann, who heads up the House of Representatives tea party caucus, doesn't have a long and extensive record on education. But if you watched Monday's debate, you probably know that Bachmann and her husband have raised 23 (!) foster kids. And children in foster care have been a major legislative focus for her. She sponsored a bill, for instance, that would expand school choice options for foster kids, who often have a transient, disrupted education. On her congressional website, she calls ...

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Obama press secretary Jay Carney thinks the GOP candidates at last night's debate missed an opportunity to talk about education.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says he has "pretty clear" authority to demand a package of reforms in exchange for waivers from No Child Left Behind.

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Three governors who took on their teachers' unions see their approval ratings slide.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is under doctor's orders to reduce his public schedule this summer.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a proponent of charter schools and performance-based pay for teachers, announced he's seeking the Republican nomination for president.

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