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.
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September 17, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.