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August 18, 2016

Donald Trump and School Choice: An Increasing Focus?

"On education, it is time to have school choice, merit pay for teachers, and to end the tenure policies that hurt good teachers and reward bad teachers," Trump told an audience in Milwaukee on Tuesday.

July 27, 2016

What if America Spent Per Student What Clinton, Trump Paid for Private Schools?

Donald Trump's children and Hillary Clinton's daughter attended expensive private schools. What if all students in U.S. public schools had the same kind of financial resources behind them?

July 21, 2016

Donald Trump Promotes School Choice, Bashes 'Bureaucrats' in Speech

In accepting the GOP presidential nomination, Donald Trump pledges to "rescue kids from failing schools" and let parents send their children to "a safe school of their choice."

July 21, 2016

The Rising High School Senior Who's an RNC Delegate and Trump Skeptic

"I'd like to see the parents and the school boards have more say in how they teach their kids in the localities," Jace Laquerre said on the floor of the RNC Wednesday.

July 21, 2016

Farm to Turntable: Career-Tech in Action at Cleveland Boys & Girls Club

A few miles from the Republican convention site, a youth club's farming program and music studio offer participants outlets for their emotions and to learn broadly applicable skills.

July 20, 2016

Why One State Schools Chief Backs Donald Trump, Despite Her Concerns

Molly Spearman, South Carolina's superintendent, thinks the Republican presidential nominee is likely to be a big backer of local control, though Trump has said little about education so far.

July 13, 2016

Report: GOP Platform Rejects Publicly Funded Pre-K as Government Intrusion

One of the 112 members of the committee said the party's opposition comes because pre-K "inserts the state in the family relationship in the very early stages of a child's life."

September 05, 2012

Convention Youth Press College Access, Affordability Theme

Young attendees at the Democratic convention say there is an enthusiasm gap on the issue of college access and cost between their party and the GOP.

September 05, 2012

Speakers Spotlight Obama Ed. Initiatives, GOP Spending Threats

College access, President Obama's education goals, and Republican threats to education were strong themes on the first night of Democratic convention action.

September 04, 2012

Democratic Platform Hails Common Core, Praises Teachers

The official Democratic Party platform highlights the importance of evaluations in helping teachers, as well as the Common Core State Standards.

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