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July 26, 2016

A 'Black Men for Bernie' Activist Backing School Choice, Tougher Accountability

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont isn't famous for promoting school choice—but that doesn't daunt Wilson Holts, one of his fans in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention.

July 26, 2016

DNC Emails Published by WikiLeaks Show Links to AFT and Common-Core Anxiety

In one email released by WikiLeaks, a communications staffer for the DNC said common core was too sensitive politically to be included in a video about GOP candidates.

July 26, 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders in DNC Speech: Invest in Education, Not Prisons

The Vermont senator and former White House hopeful, who spoke Monday night at the Democratic National Convention, also highlighted his plans to make college more affordable.

July 25, 2016

Democratic Party Platform: End 'Test-and-Punish' for Students of Color, Teachers

The Democratic Party platform also opposes laws that restrict transgender students' access to public facilities like school restrooms and locker rooms in a clear contrast with the GOP's education platform.

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.

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