Education Week launched a convention blitz by sending two teams of reporters to the Democratic and Republican conventions, armed with smartphones, laptops, video, and still cameras, with the goal being to deliver engaging, up-to-the-minute, and useful news . Response from readers was terrific, as gauged by the numerous comments we got. A sampling of the best reader comments from the convention: "Parents do have a choice. They elect a school board and can run for that office. Don't slay public education. It is the glue that holds education together." -- Don, John McCain Talks a Good Game on School Choice. "McCain ...


McCain's school choice rhetoric is disconnected from his policy proposals.


Education is "the civil rights issue of this century," the Arizona senator said when accepting the Republican presidential nomination.


These false charges spreading throughout the Web are driven by a misreading of the state's budget documents.


While at the RNC, Education Week reporters spoke with school administrators, teachers, and parents about their views on Sen. John McCain and the GOP's education platform.


If Sen. John McCain wins the White House, he'll have an ally in the top Republican on the House education committee.


Alaska governor cast herself as the PTA and hockey mom with bite in her speech to the Republican convention.


Republicans made subtle changes in the GOP platform on whether English should be the official language.


Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will seek to define herself tonight.


The new president of the National Education Association, Dennis Van Roekel, spoke with Education Week reporter Mark Walsh about why he was at the RNC and how the NEA feels about Sen. John McCain's education agenda.


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