Chafee has been supportive of the Obama administration's education agenda; as governor, he oversaw the rollout of the state's $75 million Race to the Top grant and a $50 million early-learning grant.
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April 10, 2015
March 25, 2015
The NEA is getting started on its 2016 presidential endorsement process extra early this year—while at the same time trying to shine a spotlight on the issue of education in general, the union's president, Lilly Eskelsen Garcia told reporters.
March 06, 2015
Clinton voted for the law as a senator, but by the time she ran for president in 2008, was critical of what she saw as its punitive nature.
February 18, 2015
A majority of the potential Iowa GOP electorate would find a presidential candidate's common-core support acceptable, but it's pretty much a dead heat in two other states.
February 10, 2015
Bush, the former Florida governor who is mulling a White House run, advocated for choice, assessment, and a low-profile for federal policymakers in K-12.
January 22, 2015
Rice has close ties to Bush's family, having served as secretary of state under Jeb Bush's brother, former President George W. Bush, from 2005 to 2009.
January 14, 2015
The Kentucky senator and likely presidential candidate just happened to be in the first primary state Wednesday to attack the Common Core State Standards, an issue championed by his likely opponent, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
November 20, 2014
States are welcome not to adopt the standards, he said, but if they don't, they should aim even higher.
October 08, 2014
With his comments against the Common Core State Standards, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., looks more and more like a presidential candidate.
July 25, 2014
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., spoke to the National Urban League, where he touched briefly on school choice topics, including charter schools and vouchers.