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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.

June 23, 2019

Your Guide to Education in the Democratic Debate: Charter Schools, Teacher Pay, and Betsy DeVos

On the campaign trail, Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination have tackled issues like lunch shaming, school funding, and gun violence. What issues are most likely to surface in the first debate?

November 15, 2015

Pell Grants, Sandy Hook Highlight Brief Nods to Education in Democratic Debate

In keeping with the previous Republican and Democratic debates, there weren't any direct questions on K-12.

October 28, 2015

Vocational Education, Arming Teachers, Block Grants Get Air Time in GOP Debate

The only education issue that merited a question from the CNBC moderators was about student loan debt, but online learning and career and technical learning also got brief mentions.

October 13, 2015

First Democratic Debate: Five Things to Watch on Education

Will anyone talk about K-12 education? Will standardized testing come up? Those and other K-12 questions surround today's Democratic presidential debate between five candidates.

December 08, 2014

White House Nutrition Expert Departs as Congress Ponders School Lunch Regs

The House is expected to unveil a spending bill Tuesday that could include policy riders that soften the Obama administration's school lunch regulations.

September 04, 2014

Education a Central Theme In First North Carolina Senate Debate

In the nation's closest and most expensive senatorial campaign, U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Thom Tillis, squared off on education issues in the first of three debates.

June 09, 2014

Alexander Slams Student Loan Proposals, Urges ESEA Fix Instead

Sen. Lamar Alexander sounds off on a Democratic student loan refinancing proposal and a series of executive actions to cap student loan interest rates.

January 26, 2012

Romney Hearts English Immersion, Mrs. Gingrich Likes Music Education

Romney reiterates his support for English immersion, and Gingrich touts his wife's expertise in music education during a recent debate.

September 23, 2011

Romney, Perry Clash Over Race to the Top

Last night's GOP presidential debate offered the clearest sign yet that the Republican field is united on K-12 policy: Basically, they all want the feds out.

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