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November 18, 2016

The Education of Barron Trump and Other 'First Kids'

The last time a president's child attended public school was in the late 1970s during Jimmy Carter's presidency. The question now is where will President-elect Donald Trump's son go?

October 25, 2016

What Could Be in Store for Education if Democrats Get More Power in Congress?

If Democrats gain control in one or both chambers, who's likely to head the key K-12 committees in Congress? And what does that mean for education policy?

July 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton Declares: I Sweat the Policy Details on Education, Children's Issues

The Democratic presidential nominee's Thursday speech on the night she accepted her party's nod capped a four-day convention during which many speakers praised her work for disadvantaged children.

July 28, 2016

Early Literacy Push in Philadelphia Seeks to Put Down Deep, Diverse Roots

A summer reading program in North Philadelphia aims to provide the benefits of literacy to young people, part of a broader campaign to improve students' reading skills.

July 28, 2016

AFT President: Under ESSA, Teaching, Not Accountability, Poised to Take the Lead

We caught up with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as she made the rounds.

July 28, 2016

Democratic Convention Speakers Praise Teachers, Decry Gun Violence in Schools

The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012 received prominent attention on the third night of the Democratic National Convention, while pre-K and teachers also got nods from speakers.

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.

January 14, 2016

How Two Opt-Out Leaders View the Presidential Race

In our new story about the opt-out movement, there's one issue that we didn't explore: advocates' feelings on the race for the White House this year.

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