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June 30, 2019

Trump Suggests He'll Release a School Busing Policy, but Shares Few Specifics

Asked about a debate exchange on busing and school integration, President Donald Trump suggested that he would release a new plan on the issue soon, but provided few details.

June 28, 2019

As Democrats Debate Busing and Segregation, Six Things You Need to Know

School segregation has been thrust to the center of the 2020 Democratic primary, and the recent exchange between Sen. Kamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden touched on a host of sensitive, decades-old issues.

June 27, 2019

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris Clash Over Busing, Segregated Schools in Democratic Debate

An exchange between two of the top-tier candidates for president highlighted how segregation in education could prove to be a potent issue in the Democratic Party's 2020 primary.

June 26, 2019

School Shootings Drive Discussion of Gun Laws at Democratic Debate

The 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., sparked conversations about gun laws at the Democratic presidential debate Wednesday night. Candidates praised youth activism that started days after that attack and noted that gun violence isn't limited to school shootings.

June 25, 2019

How Beto O'Rourke Handled a Question About Charter Schools: Carefully

Beto O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman, participated in an American Federation of Teachers town hall in Miami as part of the union's ongoing public forums featuring 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

June 23, 2019

Your Guide to Education in the Democratic Debate: Charter Schools, Teacher Pay, and Betsy DeVos

On the campaign trail, Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination have tackled issues like lunch shaming, school funding, and gun violence. What issues are most likely to surface in the first debate?

June 18, 2019

Amy Klobuchar Would Focus Heavily on Education Civil Rights in First 100 Days of Presidency

The Democratic presidential candidate's plan for her first 100 days as president if elected puts a heavy focus on executive actions, including many related to students' civil rights.

June 13, 2019

Presidential Candidates Seize on Viral 'Lunch Shaming' Stories

Viral stories about school lunch debt have given the 2020 Democratic candidates an opportunity to link an issue that resonates with regular people to their policy proposals.

June 11, 2019

Democrats Are Fighting Over Charter Schools. Will Key Early Primary States Care?

Charter schools are playing a notable role in remarks about education from candidates like Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Yet it's not clear what if any role they'll have in important states like Iowa and New Hampshire.

June 10, 2019

Democrats Once Proposed Tripling Charter Schools. Here's What's Changed

A look at the two major political parties' platforms since the first charter school law was passed shows how Democrats' positions on school choice have evolved, including increased calls for accountability.

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