Former Vice President Joe Biden caused some eyebrow raising when, in answering a debate question about race, he mentioned record players and the number of words a young child hears at home. Here's some background on the word gap.
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Democratic presidential candidates debating in Houston Thursday had the most extensive talk of K-12 education so far, answering questions about charter schools, equity, and school funding.
September 11, 2019
Education and civil rights groups are pushing Democratic presidential candidates to discuss K-12 issues like student rights, funding equity, and teacher pay.
September 05, 2019
The Colorado senator, former superintendent and current Democratic presidential candidate, calls for universal pre-kindergarten and free community college in his newly released education plan.
August 28, 2019
In an interview with Education Week, the Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind., mayor spoke about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, teacher pay, charter schools, and the federal role in education.
August 20, 2019
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August 09, 2019
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August 04, 2019
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July 31, 2019
The next president has a responsibility to ensure equity in school resources and student outcomes, Democratic presidential candidates said at a debate in Detroit Wednesday.
July 29, 2019
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