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August 18, 2015

Save the Children Spends Millions to Make Early Ed Campaign Issue

Save the Children, one of the oldest child-welfare organizations in the country, created a political action arm last year specifically to make early-childhood education a top issues among all candidates for the 2016 presidential campaign.

August 14, 2015

Former Sen. Tom Harkin Endorses Hillary Clinton, Says She's a "Champion" For Kids

The op-ed comes as Democratic presidential nominee contender Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., continues to draw tens of thousands of supporters to speeches across the country and is rising in the polls.

August 11, 2015

Scott Walker's War on Big Government Isn't Helping Schools, Principals Say

A group of 35 principals from the southern Wisconsin area wrote to Gov. Scott Walker arguing that in the current policy and political climate, districts simply don't have enough power.

August 10, 2015

Clinton Unveils Plan to Eliminate College Debt

The plan reflects several proposals gaining traction in Washington as Congress begins its process to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, including pushing states to invest more in higher education.

August 06, 2015

Common Core Is Premier Education Issue in GOP Presidential Debate

Jeb Bush has taken a lot of flak from his GOP opponents for supporting the common-core standards, a position he's steadfastly backed, even as his conservative contemporaries have waged battle against them.

August 06, 2015

Preview the GOP Presidential Debate: What to Expect on Education

Will Bush and Kasich continue to support for the common core? How will the three senators with similar education agendas differentiate themselves? Will ESEA reauthorization come up?

August 05, 2015

Presidential Contender, Former Va. Gov. Gilmore Oversaw State's K-12 Standards

Gilmore served as governor of Virginia from 1998 to 2002, where he helped implement the "Virginia Standards of Learning," which are still on the books today.

August 03, 2015

What Does Jeb Bush See as the Federal Role in K-12? Hint: Not Setting Standards

The federal government should help support and encourage state-level reforms, not write standards or curriculum, the former Florida governor said at a GOP presidential candidates' forum Monday.

August 03, 2015

Clinton Ad Touts K-12 Record; Christie Sees Unions as 'Destructive Force'

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton runs ads in Iowa and New Hampshire, while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a GOP hopeful, slams the teachers' unions.

August 03, 2015

Gov. Christie: Teachers' Unions Deserve a "Punch in the Face" and are "Destructive"

Seeking an upper hand in a crowded GOP presidential election field, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has called for an upper cut to his old political foe.

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