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December 28, 2011

Gingrich Lines Up Experienced Education Adviser

Lisa Graham Keegan, who served as a top adviser on K-12 issues during Sen. John McCain's bid for the presidency in 2008, is set to join former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's campaign.

December 12, 2011

Romney Hits Gingrich on Child Labor Law Stance

Newt Gingrich's comment that child labor laws should be changed to give students a chance to work in their school buildings was an early flashpoint in the latest GOP presidential debate.

December 07, 2011

Perry: Let Us Pray--In Schools

GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry has launched a new campaign ad, promising to end "Obama's war on religion", including limits on prayer in schools.

December 06, 2011

Is Gingrich an Edu-Flip-Flopper?

Does Gingrich's record on K-12 make him an education-flip-flopper...or someone with nuanced, evolving positions?

December 05, 2011

Iowa GOP Voters Favor Scrapping Department of Education

Getting rid of the U.S. Department of Education is high on the wish list of Republican voters in Iowa, who next month hold the first-in-the-nation caucus to select a GOP presidential nominee.

November 22, 2011

Gingrich: Changing Child Labor Laws Would Improve Schools

GOP presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said in a speech that poor students stuck in underperfoming schools could earn money working as janitors there.

November 22, 2011

Romney Likes Obama's Merit Pay, School Choice Policies

Gov. Mitt Romney's comments about beer and Mormonism in a forthcoming interview with People magazine are snagging lots of attention around the web, after Politico's Playbook published a snippet of the interview today. But we at Politics K-12 are perplexed by Romney's comments on education policy, a...

November 18, 2011

Duncan Talks GOP Candidates, ESEA, Penn State

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hasn't been following the GOP presidential debates because he has "a real job to do," according to an interview set to air on Bloomberg EDU, a radio program to be broadcast tonight at 10 p.m.

November 15, 2011

Gov. Perry Would Scrap the U.S. Department of Education

The Texas governor and GOP presidential hopeful now officially says the Education Department be one of three he'd get rid of if elected.

November 09, 2011

Unions Win Big in Ohio, but Democrats Should Still Be Worried

Voters send a mixed message in Ohio. They backed teachers' unions, but not President Obama's health care plan on election night.

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