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October 07, 2019

Harris Calls for Boost in Education Funding, Trauma Screening, Civil Rights Enforcement

California Sen. Kamala Harris has given the clearest look yet at her education priorities as a Democratic presidential candidate, in a set of policy proposals calling for boosts in federal education funding, early childhood education, and civil rights enforcement.

September 29, 2019

Where Presidential Candidates Stand on Education: Your New Guide to 2020

"Education in the 2020 Presidential Race" is a new interactive tool from Education Week that we hope will help you stay informed about what candidates' positions on civil rights, K-12 funding, and more.

September 17, 2019

Bernie Sanders Aims to Woo Educators With Ad About Teacher Activism

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders promoted a video of striking West Virginia teachers Tuesday as presidential candidates continued to push for national union endorsements. Sanders has called for higher teachers' salaries, which are typically set at the state and local levels.

September 13, 2019

Asked About Race, Biden Talked Record Players. Here's a Quick Primer on the 'Word Gap'

Former Vice President Joe Biden caused some eyebrow raising when, in answering a debate question about race, he mentioned record players and the number of words a young child hears at home. Here's some background on the word gap.

September 12, 2019

'I Am Pro Good Schools.' Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate Charter Schools, Equity

Democratic presidential candidates debating in Houston Thursday had the most extensive talk of K-12 education so far, answering questions about charter schools, equity, and school funding.

September 11, 2019

Make Education a Campaign Issue, Groups Urge as Democrats Prepare to Debate

Education and civil rights groups are pushing Democratic presidential candidates to discuss K-12 issues like student rights, funding equity, and teacher pay.

September 05, 2019

Michael Bennet Releases K-12 Plan, Says Education System Reinforces Inequality

The Colorado senator, former superintendent and current Democratic presidential candidate, calls for universal pre-kindergarten and free community college in his newly released education plan.

August 28, 2019

Pete Buttigieg on DeVos, Charter Schools, and the Federal Role in Education

In an interview with Education Week, the Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind., mayor spoke about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, teacher pay, charter schools, and the federal role in education.

August 20, 2019

Public Support for Teachers' Unions and Charter Schools Grows, Survey Says

The annual Education Next survey of public attitudes' towards education also affirmed previous polling that there's a divide among Democrats by race over school choice.

August 09, 2019

Joe Biden's Stumble and the Fraught Distinction Between 'Poor Kids' and 'White Kids'

The former vice president's comment that "poor kids" are just as capable as "white kids," which his campaign quickly said was a slip of the tongue, appeared to play into the stereotype that poverty is a proxy for race.

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