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September 19, 2019

How Democrats and the GOP in Congress Compare on Education Funding

This Congress is the first in four years to feature divided political control, and it shows in how they've approached U.S. Department of Education spending in 2019.

September 18, 2019

Federal Government Would Track School Shooters' Motives Under Democrats' Bill

House Democrats' bill that would require the Education Department to track school shootings in detail is part of a broader push on Capitol Hill to address gun violence, although it's far from certain it will succeed.

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.

August 20, 2019

Public Support for Teachers' Unions and Charter Schools Grows, Survey Says

The annual Education Next survey of public attitudes' towards education also affirmed previous polling that there's a divide among Democrats by race over school choice.

August 18, 2019

A Big Charter School Struggle Has Been Galvanized by a Democratic Governor

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has become increasingly critical of charter schools this year, and his new proposals for charters would change how they operate and how they are funded.

August 04, 2019

Why a Fight Over Trump's Housing Policy Matters to School Segregation

An upcoming proposal from the Trump administration about the Fair Housing Act highlights factors impacting school segregation that go far beyond 2020 campaign debates over "busing."

July 28, 2019

Trump Teased a School Busing Plan 'In About Four Weeks' a Month Ago. There's No Sign of It

Trump's statement in late June that his administration would release a policy on school desegregation doesn't square with his administration's past policy moves or the current political climate.

July 15, 2019

Most Students of Color Have White Teachers. Here's Pete Buttigieg's Plan to Change That

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wants to increase transparency about teacher hiring practices to boost diversity in the field. Would his plan work?

July 07, 2019

When Will the Largest Teachers' Union Endorse a Presidential Candidate? Here's What We Know

The National Education Association endorsed Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders early in the last presidential election, angering some members. The union now has a new process for endorsement.

July 05, 2019

Democratic Presidential Candidates Make Their Pitches to Teachers' Union Leaders

Three presidential candidates have pledged to nominate a teacher to the Education Secretary position during a National Education Association forum.

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