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September 22, 2008

Obama Adviser Takes Leave From New Leaders

Jon Schnur, the co-founder of New Leaders for New Schools, is taking a leave of absence from his job to devote more time to advising the Obama campaign.

September 19, 2008

Democratic Education Group to Donors: Give 'Til It Hurts

Democrats for Education Reform, which some view as an effort to help counterbalance to teachers' unions influence on the Democratic Party, sent out a request today to donors.

September 16, 2008

Get a 'Head Start' on Voter Registration

It may be no small thing to mount a voter registration drive at the 2,600 Head Start programs across the country, which has the potential to reach the parents of 1 million children.

September 10, 2008

Fact Check: McCain Ad Attacking Obama

Yesterday, I called the Obama ad attacking McCain's record on education "misleading."

September 09, 2008

UPDATED AGAIN: Obama Pledges to Double Charter School Funding

Sen. Barack Obama will walk straight into the lion's den when he uses a campaign stop in Dayton, Ohio, this morning to pitch a plan to double federal funding for charter schools. There's perhaps no other state where the teachers' union (part of Obama's base) has so vehemently opposed these public...

September 08, 2008

What's on Your Presidential Must-Do List?

The American Society of Quality wants educators to weigh in on what the next president should have on his "to-do" list. The group, which puts on the National Quality Education Conference for teachers, administrators and support personnel every year, wants educators to fill out a five-minute, three-...

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 25, 2008

Teacher-Pay Issue Is Hot in DNC Discussions

Teacher pay may be the biggest education issue at the Democratic National Convention.

August 21, 2008

Poll: Obama Edges McCain on School Choice

This EdWeek story does a great job summarizing the new Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll on the the public's attitudes toward public schools.

August 13, 2008

Mark Warner, High School Reform Advocate, to Keynote Democratic Convention

Although Barack Obama's campaign manager lauds the former Virginia governor for his work on the economy, edutypes will remember Mark Warner for his work on high school reform. Warner, who was governor from 2002-06, will deliver the keynote on Tuesday night of the convention. Campaign K-12 will be th...

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