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September 13, 2019

Asked About Race, Biden Talked Record Players. Here's a Quick Primer on the 'Word Gap'

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.

September 12, 2019

'I Am Pro Good Schools.' Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate Charter Schools, Equity

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

Make Education a Campaign Issue, Groups Urge as Democrats Prepare to Debate

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

Michael Bennet Releases K-12 Plan, Says Education System Reinforces Inequality

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

Pete Buttigieg on DeVos, Charter Schools, and the Federal Role in Education

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

Public Support for Teachers' Unions and Charter Schools Grows, Survey Says

The annual Education Next survey of public attitudes' towards education also affirmed previous polling that there's a divide among Democrats by race over school choice.

August 09, 2019

Joe Biden's Stumble and the Fraught Distinction Between 'Poor Kids' and 'White Kids'

The former vice president's comment that "poor kids" are just as capable as "white kids," which his campaign quickly said was a slip of the tongue, appeared to play into the stereotype that poverty is a proxy for race.

August 04, 2019

Why a Fight Over Trump's Housing Policy Matters to School Segregation

An upcoming proposal from the Trump administration about the Fair Housing Act highlights factors impacting school segregation that go far beyond 2020 campaign debates over "busing."

July 31, 2019

Segregation, 'School-to-Prison Pipeline' Fire Up Democratic Debate

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

A Syllabus for the Next Democratic Debates: School Police, Race, and Teacher Pay

Education played a big role in the first Democratic presidential debates. How will it factor into this week's second round? Study up on potential issues with our handy reading list.

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