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August 20, 2020

Democrats' Platform: End High-Stakes Tests, Limit Charters, Pay Teachers More

The Democrats' 2020 platform calls for tripling federal aid to disadvantaged students, "more stringent guardrails" for charter schools, and it declares that education is a public good, not a commodity.

August 18, 2020

Jill Biden Highlights Parents' Frustrations and Fears About Schools During Pandemic

The Aug. 18 program for the Democratic National Convention, which included the party's official nomination of Joe Biden for president, also featured speakers discussing education funding, gun violence at schools, and internet access.

July 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton Declares: I Sweat the Policy Details on Education, Children's Issues

The Democratic presidential nominee's Thursday speech on the night she accepted her party's nod capped a four-day convention during which many speakers praised her work for disadvantaged children.

July 28, 2016

Early Literacy Push in Philadelphia Seeks to Put Down Deep, Diverse Roots

A summer reading program in North Philadelphia aims to provide the benefits of literacy to young people, part of a broader campaign to improve students' reading skills.

July 28, 2016

AFT President: Under ESSA, Teaching, Not Accountability, Poised to Take the Lead

We caught up with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as she made the rounds.

July 28, 2016

Democratic Convention Speakers Praise Teachers, Decry Gun Violence in Schools

The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012 received prominent attention on the third night of the Democratic National Convention, while pre-K and teachers also got nods from speakers.

July 27, 2016

What if America Spent Per Student What Clinton, Trump Paid for Private Schools?

Donald Trump's children and Hillary Clinton's daughter attended expensive private schools. What if all students in U.S. public schools had the same kind of financial resources behind them?

July 26, 2016

A 'Black Men for Bernie' Activist Backing School Choice, Tougher Accountability

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont isn't famous for promoting school choice—but that doesn't daunt Wilson Holts, one of his fans in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention.

July 26, 2016

DNC Emails Published by WikiLeaks Show Links to AFT and Common-Core Anxiety

In one email released by WikiLeaks, a communications staffer for the DNC said common core was too sensitive politically to be included in a video about GOP candidates.

July 26, 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders in DNC Speech: Invest in Education, Not Prisons

The Vermont senator and former White House hopeful, who spoke Monday night at the Democratic National Convention, also highlighted his plans to make college more affordable.

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