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March 20, 2019

Here's How the American Federation of Teachers Will Decide Which 2020 Democrat to Back

The union, which went for Hillary Clinton early in the 2016 presidential campaign cycle to the chagrin of many members, has outlined an endorsement process that will feature "deep engagement and honest conversation before any decision can be made."

March 20, 2019

Want to Know Where 2020 Democratic Contenders Stand on Education? Don't Look at Their Websites

More than half the leading candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination don't bother to include anything about education in the "issues" section of their websites

March 19, 2019

Reward Public Service With Free College, Says White House Hopeful Gillibrand

During a televised town hall, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said an incentive to volunteer for teenagers would create a "pipeline" of public service and make higher education more accessible.

March 14, 2019

White House Hopeful Beto O'Rourke Has Criticized 'Arbitrary, High-Stakes' Tests

The former congressman from Texas who ran unsuccessfully for the Senate also opposes vouchers and says educators should be allowed "to teach to the child and not to the test."

March 04, 2019

John Hickenlooper, Who Helped Start a Scholarship Program For Needy High School Students, Announces Presidential Run

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who helped initiate a shakeup of Denver Public Schools, has announced that he's running for president as a Democrat in 2020.

February 19, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders Said 'Teachers Are Taking on the Right-Wing Establishment.' Now He's Running for President.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, who made college-debt a centerpiece of his ultimately unsuccessful 2016 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, announced that he's running for president, again.

February 15, 2019

Former Mass. Gov. Bill Weld, an Early Champion of High Standards, Seeks to Challenge Trump for GOP Nomination

As governor of Massachusetts, Weld signed the state's landmark Education Reform Act, which sought to bolster standards and accountability while providing a substantial boost to public schools spending

February 10, 2019

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a STEM Fan, Is Running for President

The senior senator from Minnesota, a Democrat, has also highlighted special education and youth voter registration during her time on Capitol Hill.

February 10, 2019

Spin Class: These Democrats Could Face Tricky Questions About Education

Senators Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren have taken positions in the past about issues such as school choice and criminal justice that might not match up neatly with many Democratic primary voters' preferences.

February 01, 2019

Cory Booker, School Choice Fan and Ex-DeVos Ally, Is Running for President

Booker has supported vouchers in the past, but he voted to reject Betsy DeVos' nomination for education secretary in 2017.

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