Caroline Kennedy led a tribute to her uncle, Sen. Edward Kennedy, during the first night of the Democratic National Convention.


The teachers’ unions weren’t the only voices representing teachers on the first night of the Democratic National Convention. Enter Jon Schnur.


Monday of convention week is the day the Democratic Party traditionally squeezes in representatives of some of its biggest constituencies, but ones that it doesn't necessarily want to have a prime-time role.


AFT President Randi Weingarten says she is upset by the anti-teachers' union bent of an education event here yesterday.


Teacher pay may be the biggest education issue at the Democratic National Convention.


Education Week reporter David Hoff asks Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. about the Bush administration's education policy:

Education Week reporter David Hoff videos educator delegates about their views on Sen. Obama's education platform.

The education event that followed the NEA luncheon showed the growing tensions within the Democratic Party over school reform, and the role of teachers’ unions.


The 200-plus NEA delegates from the Democratic National Convention aren’t going to be reading Campaign K-12. If they follow the advice of their union’s staff, they’ll be getting their convention news from stalwart liberal blogs DailyKos, talkingpointsmemo, and others. The blogs will give delegates the news they need “to help direct the conversation toward the association’s goal: Great Public Schools as a Basic Right for Every Student!” says a flier handed out at the lunch. Sample endorsement: americablog.com is “a great place to get anti-McCain information,” the handout says. The advice is no surprise, given ...


Presumptive vice presidential nominee Joe Biden voted for NCLB, but now he regrets it. The Delaware senator said in a presidential debate last year said he voted for the now controversial law in 2001 because he "has great faith in Ted Kennedy," the Massachusetts Democrat who led the effort to ensure its bipartisan passage. It's time to start over on K-12 policy, Biden added. I would scrap it—or I guess, theoretically, you could do a major overhaul. But I think I'd start from the beginning. You need better teachers. You need smaller classrooms. You need to start kids earlier. It's...


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