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December 14, 2019

Democrats Pledge More Money, Sweeping Change at 2020 Education Forum

Seven Democratic candidates for president promised to dramatically boost funding for public schools, as well as change the federal government's role in education, speaking at a public forum on Pittsburgh on Saturday.

December 14, 2019

Cory Booker Calls for Boost in Education Spending, Support for 'High-Quality Charter Schools'

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker calls for tripling Title I funding, a $10 billion fund to help states design more equitable K-12 spending systems, and an overhaul of the federal charter school program.

December 07, 2019

Amid Black Voter Outreach, Pete Buttigieg Releases Equity Focused Education Plan

Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg wants to ban "for-profit" charter schools, triple Title I funding, and require federal clearance for school district boundary changes.

November 27, 2019

Charter Schools Neither 'Silver Bullet' Nor 'Apocalyptic,' Research Indicates

"In sum, the research results have not lived up to the hopes nor the fears of the advocates nor critics," says a working paper posted by Brown University's Annenberg Institute.

November 24, 2019

Michael Bloomberg Brings Controversial N.Y.C. Schools Record to 2020 Race

As New York City mayor, Bloomberg exercised sweeping control over Gotham's school system. The city adopted new curricula, a new admissions process, and a new system for grading schools, among other changes.

November 21, 2019

Pro-Charter School Protestors Disrupt Elizabeth Warren's Event

Supporters of charter schools interrupted Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Atlanta event to protest her positions on charters included in her 2020 education plan.

November 17, 2019

The Teacher Strikes That Could Hit Presidential Swing States in 2020

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.

November 15, 2019

Bernie Sanders Gets Early-Bird Endorsement From L.A. Teachers' Union

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.

November 14, 2019

Deval Patrick, Obama Education Ally, Announces Presidential Run

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

November 10, 2019

Are There Faint Echoes of Race to the Top in Democratic Candidates' Plans?

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.

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