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May 13, 2020

DNC Chief: Blame Trump, Not State and Local Leaders, If Schools Struggle This Fall

At a virtual conference focused on Michigan schools and the coronavirus pandemic, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez blasted what he called the "abject failure" of the Trump administration on COVID-19 testing.

May 13, 2020

Biden-Sanders 'Unity' Task Force Taps AFT and NEA Leaders, Ed. Committee Boss

The AFT's Randi Weingarten and the NEA's Lily Eskelsen García join Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., on the task force put together by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

April 01, 2020

Joe Biden Backs Two Proposals to Increase Education Funding in 2020 Swing State

Biden's campaign announced March 31 that the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate backs two local attempts to raise more tax revenue for schools.

March 22, 2020

American Federation of Teachers Endorses Joe Biden for President

AFT President Randi Weingarten said in the announcement that the former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate "is with us on investing in public education."

March 14, 2020

Nation's Largest Teachers' Union Endorses Joe Biden

The National Education Association endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden late Saturday night, a nod of support that came after he secured a virtually unsurmountable lead for the Democratic presidential nomination.

March 04, 2020

Where the Democratic Presidential Front-Runners Stand on Education

What would a new Democratic administration mean for education? We're getting a clearer idea as former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders emerge as top contenders for the nomination.

February 29, 2020

AFT President Endorses Warren: 'It Would Be Great to Send a Teacher to the White House'

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten endorsed Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign Saturday, acting in her personal capacity.

February 26, 2020

Bernie Sanders' Record on Testing and No Child Left Behind: A Brief History

The Democratic presidential candidate likes to highlight his vote against the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, although his record on the issue of high-stakes standardized testing isn't black and white.

February 25, 2020

In Debate, Bloomberg Not Sure Charter Schools Are 'Appropriate' Everywhere

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg, who oversaw a dramatic expansion of charter schools as New York City's mayor, had only qualified backing for them in Tuesday's primary debate.

February 25, 2020

Bernie Sanders Praised Cuba's Literacy Program. What EdWeek Saw There in 2003

The Democratic presidential candidate drew fierce backlash when he praised a decades-old national reading initiative in Cuba. Education Week visited that country's schools in 2003, and found that despite high literacy rates, the system also faced acute challenges.

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