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July 30, 2020

Biden: GOP Relief Bill 'Completely Out of Touch,' Fails to Address Schools' Needs

Speaking to the American Federation of Teachers, former Vice President Joe Biden warned that a lack of sufficient federal funding would force state and local layoffs, including elimination of teaching jobs.

July 18, 2020

Biden's School Reopening Plan: National Guidelines, Local Decisions, More Funding

Schools need more funding and clear federal guidelines to reopen safely in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdowns,former Vice President Joe Biden says.

July 03, 2020

Joe Biden: I Will Have a 'Teacher-Oriented Department of Education'

In an address to the National Education Association, Joe Biden promised that if he is elected president, teachers will have more say in how education decisions are made.

June 29, 2020

Trump Campaign Attacks Biden for 1979 Vote About 'Segregation Academies'

The Trump campaign's attack focuses on Biden's vote more than 40 years ago about the tax-exempt status of "white flight" private schools. It echoes criticisms of Biden's record on school desegregation last year.

June 14, 2020

Trump, Biden Both Have Backed School Police. Will Protests Make That a Campaign Issue?

Districts around the country are considering calls to remove police from schools. Will those calls become a campaign issue for President Trump and Vice President Biden, two men who've championed school resource officers?

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.

April 01, 2020

Joe Biden Backs Two Proposals to Increase Education Funding in 2020 Swing State

Biden's campaign announced March 31 that the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate backs two local attempts to raise more tax revenue for schools.

March 22, 2020

American Federation of Teachers Endorses Joe Biden for President

AFT President Randi Weingarten said in the announcement that the former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate "is with us on investing in public education."

March 14, 2020

Nation's Largest Teachers' Union Endorses Joe Biden

The National Education Association endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden late Saturday night, a nod of support that came after he secured a virtually unsurmountable lead for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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.

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