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May 24, 2016

Jeb Bush Will Once Again Lead the Education Advocacy Group He Founded

On Tuesday, the Foundation for Excellence in Education announced that Bush, who dropped out of the presidential race last February after a poor showing in the early state races, is returning to the foundation as its chairman.

May 23, 2016

How Hillary Clinton Wants to Change Child Care in America

Clinton has proposed doubling the country's investment in Early Head Start, a federal program for infant and toddler care and education.

May 11, 2016

When a Former State Superintendent Met Donald Trump on the Candidate's Plane

James Guthrie, the former head of the Nevada schools, said he had a chance meeting with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee back in January, before the Iowa presidential caucuses.

May 09, 2016

Survey: Linda Darling-Hammond, Ben Carson Most Likely Ed. Secretary Picks

A Whiteboard Advisors survey offers a look at who education insiders think might head the Education Department under a President Hillary Clinton or a President Donald Trump.

May 05, 2016

Randi Weingarten: Donald Trump's Rhetoric Has Contaminated Schools

"He's created an environment of scapegoating and demonizing. It is influencing children and it is influencing behavior in schools. It is making it much, much harder for us," AFT President Randi Weingarten said on a conference call Thursday.

May 05, 2016

Donald Trump Says He Likes Local School Boards, But Don't Tell That to Los Angeles

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was featured in an Education Week story 26 years ago involving the site of a hotel where Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1968.

May 04, 2016

But Will It Be Amazing? What Donald Trump Has Said About Education

Trump has baffled education policy wonks, claimed he wants to get rid of the U.S. Department of Education, and says the Common Core State Standards are a "disaster."

April 29, 2016

Jane Sanders: Bernie and I Stand With Unions and Against Standardized Testing

The No Child Left Behind Act was a huge mistake, standardized testing isn't worth believing in, and teachers should be more respected and better paid than they are, according to Jane Sanders, a social worker and academic and the wife of Sen. Bernie Sanders.

April 27, 2016

Carly Fiorina Is Sen. Ted Cruz's Running Mate: What's Her K-12 Resume?

So what has Fiorina said and done with respect to K-12? Not a whole lot, but during her 2016 campaign, we did get a few details from her about what she envisioned for education policy.

April 26, 2016

As ESSA Shifts Influence to States, the Map Favors GOP Power Players

You may have read over and over that the Every Student Succeeds Act shifts more power over education policy to states. But what you may be less familiar with is the overall political landscape in the states.

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