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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.

February 11, 2020

Where Sanders, Trump, and Warren Have Common Ground on Charter Schools

If you put Sen. Bernie Sanders or Sen. Elizabeth Warren in a room with President Donald Trump, they might not agree on very much. But they do have something in common when it comes a federal program dedicated to charter school expansion.

February 09, 2020

'Fire' Betsy DeVos? Democrats Turn Cabinet Turnover Into Campaign Attack

Democrats don't like U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. But a few Democratic candidates for president are putting an interesting twist on their attacks.

February 06, 2020

Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer's Education Plan: Triple Title I, Tackle Dropout Rate

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer released an education plan Thursday that calls for tripling federal funding for high-poverty schools, providing universal preschool, and using federal incentives to raise teacher pay.

February 02, 2020

Who Could Be the Next Secretary of Education After the 2020 Election?

We put our ears to the ground to learn who might be possible candidates to succeed Betsy DeVos as education secretary after the 2020 election, whether President Donald Trump is re-elected or a Democrat replaces him.

January 30, 2020

This Ex-Principal Hopes to Be the Next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Jamaal Bowman, who was a principal at a Bronx school for roughly a decade and has also worked as a teacher and guidance counselor, is challenging Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., for his congressional seat.

January 30, 2020

Warren Says Her Education Secretary Pick Must Win Approval From 'Young Trans Person'

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said this week that her pick for U.S. secretary of education would have to win approval from a young, transgender person who believes the nominee is "committed to creating a welcoming environment" in the nation's schools.

January 29, 2020

What Teachers Can Learn from Iowa's Efforts to Engage Teen Caucusgoers

A new generation of Iowans are preparing to caucus for the first time. Here's how their teachers are preparing them, and what it says about civics education in 2020.

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