Colorado state Sen. Michael Johnston, architect of a controversial measure toughening teacher evaluation and tenure, talks about getting that 2010 bill into law.
College access, President Obama's education goals, and Republican threats to education were strong themes on the first night of Democratic convention action.
Delegates and union leaders say they'll work to turn out the vote for President Obama in part out of concern about Mitt Romney and the GOP's policy agenda.
Democrats for Education Reform hears from lawmakers who pushed for controversial laws on charter schools and teacher evaluation.
The official Democratic Party platform highlights the importance of evaluations in helping teachers, as well as the Common Core State Standards.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, tonight's Democratic convention keynote speaker, has sought to boost college access and early childhood education.
It's clear that not everyone in the Democratic party is ready to give parent-trigger laws five stars.
This year's Democratic National Convention will offer an ususually prominent speaking role for a state schools superintendent: Montana's Denise Juneau.
Drama centers on which parts of President Obama's K-12 record the campaign will trumpet, and how it will resonate with different segments of the party.
Districts in 48 states plus the District of Columbia plan to apply for the U.S. Department of Education's latest competition, which focuses on personalized learning.