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March 22, 2020

American Federation of Teachers Endorses Joe Biden for President

AFT President Randi Weingarten said in the announcement that the former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate "is with us on investing in public education."

March 14, 2020

Nation's Largest Teachers' Union Endorses Joe Biden

The National Education Association endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden late Saturday night, a nod of support that came after he secured a virtually unsurmountable lead for the Democratic presidential nomination.

March 04, 2020

Where the Democratic Presidential Front-Runners Stand on Education

What would a new Democratic administration mean for education? We're getting a clearer idea as former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders emerge as top contenders for the nomination.

February 29, 2020

AFT President Endorses Warren: 'It Would Be Great to Send a Teacher to the White House'

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten endorsed Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign Saturday, acting in her personal capacity.

February 26, 2020

Bernie Sanders' Record on Testing and No Child Left Behind: A Brief History

The Democratic presidential candidate likes to highlight his vote against the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, although his record on the issue of high-stakes standardized testing isn't black and white.

February 25, 2020

In Debate, Bloomberg Not Sure Charter Schools Are 'Appropriate' Everywhere

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg, who oversaw a dramatic expansion of charter schools as New York City's mayor, had only qualified backing for them in Tuesday's primary debate.

February 25, 2020

Bernie Sanders Praised Cuba's Literacy Program. What EdWeek Saw There in 2003

The Democratic presidential candidate drew fierce backlash when he praised a decades-old national reading initiative in Cuba. Education Week visited that country's schools in 2003, and found that despite high literacy rates, the system also faced acute challenges.

February 20, 2020

AFT Encourages Members to Back Biden, Sanders, Warren in Primary

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said "there is a real connection with these three candidates" because of their records on education, labor, and other issues.

February 18, 2020

How Could Michael Bloomberg's Education Record Play on the Democratic Debate Stage?

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will appear for the first time on the presidential debate stage Wednesday night, bringing with him a hands-on education record and some positions that run counter to those of his opponents in the Democratic primary.

February 12, 2020

Q&A With Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer: 'Trump Doesn't Believe in Education'

In an interview, the investor and philanthropist called himself "a huge supporter of teachers" and said the Trump administration is dividing Americans by repealing Obama-era education civil rights guidance.

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