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July 18, 2016

Hillary Clinton Promises to Be a 'Partner' to Teachers in Speech to AFT

Like the National Education Association, the AFT endorsed Clinton early, generating some criticism from some members.

July 18, 2016

At GOP Convention, NEA Thanks Republicans for Help Enacting ESSA

The National Education Association throws a reception for Republican lawmakers who helped pass one of the union's top legislative priorities in decades, the Every Student Succeeds Act.

July 18, 2016

Sen. Lamar Alexander at the RNC: On Trump, Clinton, and ESSA

The head of the Senate education committee, who is attending the Republican National Convention, says he thinks that Donald Trump would champion local control of schools and fewer regulations.

July 18, 2016

Chatting at the RNC: A Former Teacher Weighs in on Trump, Basket of K-12 Issues

We caught up with Kathryn Gardner, a guest of a convention delegate, as she waited to board a bus for the Republican National Convention in downtown Cleveland. Here are a few thoughts she had on what Donald Trump would mean for education, common core, and more.

July 17, 2016

The Republican National Convention and Education: What to Watch For

The list of speakers includes some folks with a background on K-12 policy, like Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, and Chris Christie of New Jersey.

July 15, 2016

New Interactive Graphic: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Education

Dive into the presumptive Democratic and Republican presidential nominees' statements and positions on a range of issues, from school choice to school safety, through Education Week's online guide.

July 15, 2016

Indiana's Pence, Trump VP Pick: Pro-School Choice, Anti-Common Core

Indiana's Republican Gov. Mike Pence helped expand funding for charter schools, lift a cap on school vouchers, and make Indiana the first state to ditch the common core.

July 13, 2016

Report: GOP Platform Rejects Publicly Funded Pre-K as Government Intrusion

One of the 112 members of the committee said the party's opposition comes because pre-K "inserts the state in the family relationship in the very early stages of a child's life."

July 13, 2016

New Survey Finds Education is Top Political Issue for Young Americans

A breakdown of responses from African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanics, and non-Hispanic whites found that African-Americans were the most likely to select education as a top issue.

July 12, 2016

Groups Say Democratic Platform Would Reverse Key Obama Testing Policies

The Democratic platform would affirm parents' right to opt children out of tests and call for an end to test-based teacher evaluations, according to those who have seen excerpts.

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