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May 14, 2020

Teacher's Union, PTA Ad Campaign Promotes COVID-19 Aid for Schools

The National Education Association and the National PTA have announced a multi-million-dollar advertising campaign to support a new federal coronavirus relief package that includes designated funding for schools.

April 20, 2020

One State Polls the Public on Whether to Reopen Schools

As Montana's governor pursues a plan to gradually reopen the state, the state education department is relying in part on public opinion to decide whether to reopen schools this year.

April 08, 2020

Survey Finds Many Parents Shrug Off Coronavirus' Impact on Learning

There is also a sharp political divide in how concerned parents are about the impact of the coronavirus on their children's education, a Gallup survey shows.

October 02, 2019

The Education Department Is a Little More Popular Than ICE, New Survey Finds

The numbers represent a decline in the Education Department's favorability ratings on the Pew Research Center's latest poll, but they're still higher than late in the Obama administration.

August 20, 2019

Public Support for Teachers' Unions and Charter Schools Grows, Survey Says

The annual Education Next survey of public attitudes' towards education also affirmed previous polling that there's a divide among Democrats by race over school choice.

June 10, 2019

Democrats Once Proposed Tripling Charter Schools. Here's What's Changed

A look at the two major political parties' platforms since the first charter school law was passed shows how Democrats' positions on school choice have evolved, including increased calls for accountability.

May 24, 2018

To Get DeVos' Attention, LGBT Advocates Project Data Onto Ed. Dept. Headquarters

Human Rights Campaign wanted U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to pay close attention to the results of a survey it did showing lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender students often feel unsafe in school.

April 17, 2018

Here's How the Public Views Teachers, Their Salaries, and Their Impact

As the political fallout continues from teacher protests in states like Oklahoma and Kentucky, it's worth revisiting how the general public has said it feels about teachers in recent polls.


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