Among all 16 issues in a December Gallup poll, education had the second-highest share of people rating it as "extremely important" and "very important" at 83 percent.
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January 15, 2020
January 13, 2020
Sen. Elizabeth Warren won endorsements from the Massachusetts AFT and the Boston Teachers Union, while former Vice President Joe Biden won an endorsement from the Scranton Federation of Teachers. The United Teachers of Los Angeles endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders last year.
January 05, 2020
From civics and Twitter to Juul and ESSA, these are the headlines that are extremely unlikely to land in your inbox or on your social media platform of choice in 2020.
January 02, 2020
A new plan from Democratic presidential candidate and former special educator Elizabeth Warren touches on some glaring issues in special education: graduation disparities, hard-to-access school buildings, and discipline practices that disproportionately affect black, Latino, and Native American students with disabilities.
December 19, 2019
Advocates for increased federal funding for special education cheered Thursday when the issue was raised on the Democratic presidential debate stage in Los Angeles.
December 14, 2019
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
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
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
"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
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.