The health of the economy has a dramatic effect on school districts.

Barack Obama's presidential campaign brought out the brainpower this week in an attempt to sell the candidate as the one who would devote the most attention and resources to science education and innovation.

An estimated 72 million children worldwide were out of school in 2005.

The National Education Association has about 30 to 50 house races and 7 to 9 Senate races on its radar screen, says the union's director of campaigns and elections.

It shouldn't be surprising that Barack Obama is catching more heat on his relationship—whatever it was—with the controversial Bill Ayers.

The Democratic nominee has a plan to spend $18 billion-a-year more on early education and K-12 education. But that was before the federal government was poised to spend some $700 billion to bail out Wall Street.

Jon Schnur, the co-founder of New Leaders for New Schools, is taking a leave of absence from his job to devote more time to advising the Obama campaign.

Democrats for Education Reform, which some view as an effort to help counterbalance to teachers' unions influence on the Democratic Party, sent out a request today to donors.

Memo to Sens. McCain and Obama: Big wigs at Fortune 1000 companies are worried that there aren't going to be enough engineers, researchers, scientists and other professionals...

Voters need to keep children's issues, including health and social welfare, in mind as they head to the ballot box, a coalition of advocacy groups and professional associations says.

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