"Republicans are losing their Democratic partners for their preferred education policy direction - that may signal the end of its rise," a Michigan State associate professor told us in assessing the political landscape for K-12 initiatives.

The potential political cross-pollination between the 2020 White House race and labor unrest among educators in swing-state cities is intriguing, but shouldn't be overstated.

The national teachers' unions have not endorsed a presidential candidate yet, but teachers in the City of Angels decided they didn't want to wait.

A businessman, Patrick served two terms as governor of Massachusetts and has credited education with his own dramatic rise to success.

The Education Law Center, an advocacy group, says more than a third of states spend more on wealthier students than on impoverished ones, with states in South and Southwest getting especially low marks.

Race to the Top was perhaps the Obama administration's signature initiative for education. But you'll have to squint very hard to see traces of it in 2020 presidential candidates' K-12 plans.

The report suggests when it comes to using evidence to improve schools under Every Student Succeeds Act, the most demanding option may not always be the best one for state and local education leaders.

More than 9.3 million U.S. students attended a rural school last year. A new report examines factors that affect them like poverty, academic achievement, and diversity.

Governors' races in Kentucky and Mississippi took center stage, testing the political muscle of teacher activists and yielding possible policy implications for everything from public employee pensions to teacher pay.

Democratic presidential candidates like to say they support universal prekindergarten programs, but what about early-learning programs that already exist?

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