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September 06, 2012

Congress' Dysfunction Hurts K-12, Senator Warns

There's plenty of K-12 policy action nationally, but Congress can't take much credit, says U.S. Sen. Michael Bennett, D-Colo., former Denver schools chief.

September 06, 2012

As Obama is Nominated, Duncan Speech Finesses Touchy Issues

Education Secretary Arne Duncan steered clear of mentioning charter schools, merit pay, and school turnarounds, policies at the core of the Obama administration's agenda.

September 05, 2012

Convention Youth Press College Access, Affordability Theme

Young attendees at the Democratic convention say there is an enthusiasm gap on the issue of college access and cost between their party and the GOP.

September 05, 2012

Students Find Convention a Civics Lab Come Alive

High school students from a civic and political education foundation use the Democrats' gathering to drill deeper into issues that concern them.

September 05, 2012

Rhee Touts Obama's School Policies

Michelle Rhee, who has angered a core Democratic constituency, teachers' unions, says Mitt Romney's voucher plan is off the mark.

September 05, 2012

Colorado Official Talks Evaluation, Tenure

Colorado state Sen. Michael Johnston, architect of a controversial measure toughening teacher evaluation and tenure, talks about getting that 2010 bill into law.

September 05, 2012

Speakers Spotlight Obama Ed. Initiatives, GOP Spending Threats

College access, President Obama's education goals, and Republican threats to education were strong themes on the first night of Democratic convention action.

September 04, 2012

NEA, AFT Delegates to Campaign For Obama, Despite Differences

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.

September 04, 2012

At Convention, Lawmakers Talk Peace, and War, With Unions

Democrats for Education Reform hears from lawmakers who pushed for controversial laws on charter schools and teacher evaluation.

September 04, 2012

Democratic Platform Hails Common Core, Praises Teachers

The official Democratic Party platform highlights the importance of evaluations in helping teachers, as well as the Common Core State Standards.

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