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November 06, 2008

Item 1 on Obama's To-Do List: Expand Pre-K Programs?

For all the talk of how the already overdue reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act will present a major test for President-elect Obama, some are betting that the first education item on the new administration's to-do list will be expanding pre-K programs.

September 17, 2008

Stepping Up For Kids

Voters need to keep children's issues, including health and social welfare, in mind as they head to the ballot box, a coalition of advocacy groups and professional associations says.

December 20, 2007

Biden's Memorable Education Plan

Although Democratic candidate Joe Biden says education will be his top domestic priority if elected president, his plan to fix public schools apparently isn't very remarkable, or memorable, at least to the Associated Press. A story that moved on the AP wires today declared: "Democrat Joe Biden unve...

November 28, 2007

'Only Bill Richardson Has a Bold Plan for Our Schools'

That's the opening line of New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's new television ad that's running in Iowa. I question the "only" and the "bold" part of his claim. His "bold plan," if elected president: getting rid of the No Child Left Behind Act, expanding prekindergarten, paying teachers more, and ex...

November 20, 2007

Obama's Education Plan and His Dance Around Hot-Button Teacher Issues

In Sen. Barack Obama's new education plan, his ideas for reforming the teaching profession are substantial, expensive, and have the potential to result in fairly dramatic changes in the teaching profession. I discussed this with one of my colleagues on the teacher beat here at Education Week, Bess K...

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