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June 30, 2020

Democrats Push Big Education and Child Care Virus Relief Packages

There's growing pressure for schools to resume in-person instruction this fall as concerns intensify about school closures' impact on children, parents, and the economy.

June 01, 2020

Senator Aims to End Military Equipment Program Used by School Police

School police have acquired powerful rifles, mine-resistant vehicles, and grenade launchers through a federal program that provides military equipment to local law enforcement.

May 13, 2020

Biden-Sanders 'Unity' Task Force Taps AFT and NEA Leaders, Ed. Committee Boss

The AFT's Randi Weingarten and the NEA's Lily Eskelsen García join Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., on the task force put together by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

March 17, 2020

Key Senator Opposes DeVos' Plan for Teacher PD Vouchers

The creation of vouchers for teachers' professional development "violates both the spirit and intent" of federal law, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. says in a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

March 04, 2020

Where the Democratic Presidential Front-Runners Stand on Education

What would a new Democratic administration mean for education? We're getting a clearer idea as former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders emerge as top contenders for the nomination.

February 18, 2020

How Could Michael Bloomberg's Education Record Play on the Democratic Debate Stage?

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will appear for the first time on the presidential debate stage Wednesday night, bringing with him a hands-on education record and some positions that run counter to those of his opponents in the Democratic primary.

December 19, 2019

Special Education Funding Gets Moment in Spotlight at Democratic Debate

Advocates for increased federal funding for special education cheered Thursday when the issue was raised on the Democratic presidential debate stage in Los Angeles.

December 14, 2019

Cory Booker Calls for Boost in Education Spending, Support for 'High-Quality Charter Schools'

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker calls for tripling Title I funding, a $10 billion fund to help states design more equitable K-12 spending systems, and an overhaul of the federal charter school program.

December 07, 2019

Amid Black Voter Outreach, Pete Buttigieg Releases Equity Focused Education Plan

Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg wants to ban "for-profit" charter schools, triple Title I funding, and require federal clearance for school district boundary changes.

November 27, 2019

Charter Schools Neither 'Silver Bullet' Nor 'Apocalyptic,' Research Indicates

"In sum, the research results have not lived up to the hopes nor the fears of the advocates nor critics," says a working paper posted by Brown University's Annenberg Institute.

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