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May 19, 2014

Julian Castro, Noted for Early Ed. Push, Reportedly Picked for Obama Cabinet Post

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been reportedly tapped by President Barack Obama to be the new U.S. secretary of housing and urban development.

September 06, 2012

Charlotte Students Conduct Their Own Convention Analysis

Students at Charlotte's Endhaven Elementary school examine the Democratic convention's impact on their community, from business and security to traffic.

September 06, 2012

Luminaries in Convention City Advocate for Arts Education

Former federal officials and others tout the academic and economic-development benefits at an Americans for the Arts Action Fund event.

September 06, 2012

Congress' Dysfunction Hurts K-12, Senator Warns

There's plenty of K-12 policy action nationally, but Congress can't take much credit, says U.S. Sen. Michael Bennett, D-Colo., former Denver schools chief.

September 05, 2012

Convention Youth Press College Access, Affordability Theme

Young attendees at the Democratic convention say there is an enthusiasm gap on the issue of college access and cost between their party and the GOP.

September 05, 2012

Speakers Spotlight Obama Ed. Initiatives, GOP Spending Threats

College access, President Obama's education goals, and Republican threats to education were strong themes on the first night of Democratic convention action.

September 04, 2012

Democratic Platform Hails Common Core, Praises Teachers

The official Democratic Party platform highlights the importance of evaluations in helping teachers, as well as the Common Core State Standards.

September 05, 2008

Best Reader Comments From Convention Coverage

Education Week launched a convention blitz by sending two teams of reporters to the Democratic and Republican conventions, armed with smartphones, laptops, video, and still cameras, with the goal being to deliver engaging, up-to-the-minute, and useful news . Response from readers was terrific, as ga...

August 28, 2008

Obama: Education is a 'Moral Obligation'

Democratic nominee calls for the creation of a “new army of teachers” who would be paid higher salaries.

August 28, 2008

Miller Optimistic About Obama and NCLB's Future

The chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee seemed excited, almost giddy, about Obama’s candidacy.

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