In an interview, the investor and philanthropist called himself "a huge supporter of teachers" and said the Trump administration is dividing Americans by repealing Obama-era education civil rights guidance.
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February 12, 2020
February 11, 2020
If you put Sen. Bernie Sanders or Sen. Elizabeth Warren in a room with President Donald Trump, they might not agree on very much. But they do have something in common when it comes a federal program dedicated to charter school expansion.
February 09, 2020
Democrats don't like U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. But a few Democratic candidates for president are putting an interesting twist on their attacks.
February 06, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer released an education plan Thursday that calls for tripling federal funding for high-poverty schools, providing universal preschool, and using federal incentives to raise teacher pay.
February 02, 2020
We put our ears to the ground to learn who might be possible candidates to succeed Betsy DeVos as education secretary after the 2020 election, whether President Donald Trump is re-elected or a Democrat replaces him.
January 30, 2020
Jamaal Bowman, who was a principal at a Bronx school for roughly a decade and has also worked as a teacher and guidance counselor, is challenging Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., for his congressional seat.
January 30, 2020
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said this week that her pick for U.S. secretary of education would have to win approval from a young, transgender person who believes the nominee is "committed to creating a welcoming environment" in the nation's schools.
January 29, 2020
A new generation of Iowans are preparing to caucus for the first time. Here's how their teachers are preparing them, and what it says about civics education in 2020.
January 15, 2020
Among all 16 issues in a December Gallup poll, education had the second-highest share of people rating it as "extremely important" and "very important" at 83 percent.
January 13, 2020
Sen. Elizabeth Warren won endorsements from the Massachusetts AFT and the Boston Teachers Union, while former Vice President Joe Biden won an endorsement from the Scranton Federation of Teachers. The United Teachers of Los Angeles endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders last year.