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July 30, 2020

Biden: GOP Relief Bill 'Completely Out of Touch,' Fails to Address Schools' Needs

Speaking to the American Federation of Teachers, former Vice President Joe Biden warned that a lack of sufficient federal funding would force state and local layoffs, including elimination of teaching jobs.

July 18, 2020

Biden's School Reopening Plan: National Guidelines, Local Decisions, More Funding

Schools need more funding and clear federal guidelines to reopen safely in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdowns,former Vice President Joe Biden says.

July 03, 2020

Joe Biden: I Will Have a 'Teacher-Oriented Department of Education'

In an address to the National Education Association, Joe Biden promised that if he is elected president, teachers will have more say in how education decisions are made.

June 29, 2020

Trump Campaign Attacks Biden for 1979 Vote About 'Segregation Academies'

The Trump campaign's attack focuses on Biden's vote more than 40 years ago about the tax-exempt status of "white flight" private schools. It echoes criticisms of Biden's record on school desegregation last year.

June 26, 2020

Jamaal Bowman Poised to Swell Ranks of Former Educators in Congress

Jamaal Bowman, who until recently served as a public school principal in New York City and is backed by progressive groups, held a substantial lead in the vote count and declared victory over a veteran incumbent in Congress.

June 14, 2020

Trump, Biden Both Have Backed School Police. Will Protests Make That a Campaign Issue?

Districts around the country are considering calls to remove police from schools. Will those calls become a campaign issue for President Trump and Vice President Biden, two men who've championed school resource officers?

June 10, 2020

Elementary Teacher Defeats West Virginia's State Senate President in Primary

After a couple years of clashes with teachers in the state, West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael was ousted in Tuesday's Republican primary election by a teacher.

May 13, 2020

DNC Chief: Blame Trump, Not State and Local Leaders, If Schools Struggle This Fall

At a virtual conference focused on Michigan schools and the coronavirus pandemic, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez blasted what he called the "abject failure" of the Trump administration on COVID-19 testing.

May 13, 2020

Biden-Sanders 'Unity' Task Force Taps AFT and NEA Leaders, Ed. Committee Boss

The AFT's Randi Weingarten and the NEA's Lily Eskelsen García join Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., on the task force put together by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

April 01, 2020

Joe Biden Backs Two Proposals to Increase Education Funding in 2020 Swing State

Biden's campaign announced March 31 that the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate backs two local attempts to raise more tax revenue for schools.

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