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October 21, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tells a Story Betsy DeVos Loves to Hear

A personal story told by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez highlights the implacable tension between advocates for traditional public schools and those who back charter schools and vouchers.

October 21, 2019

Elizabeth Warren Education Plan Pushes Huge Funding Boost, More Union Power

In addition to providing a huge new federal investment in Title I and special education, the Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential candidate wants teachers treated "like the professionals they are."

October 16, 2019

Trump Official Defends Plan Affecting School Meals to Skeptical Democrats

A Trump proposal for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program intended to address fraud has angered Democrats, who worry it could cause many students to lose free school meals.

October 14, 2019

Hot Education Topics and the Democratic Debate: What to Know

Will education come up in the fourth Democratic debate Tuesday? Here's a reading list to catch you up on K-12 on the 2020 trail.

October 08, 2019

Poll Paints Rosy Picture of How Democrats View Obama on Education

A polling firm associated with a Democratic education advocacy group reports that 61 percent of Democratic primary voters support Obama's education policy, and just 21 percent view it unfavorably.

September 19, 2019

How Democrats and the GOP in Congress Compare on Education Funding

This Congress is the first in four years to feature divided political control, and it shows in how they've approached U.S. Department of Education spending in 2019.

September 18, 2019

Federal Government Would Track School Shooters' Motives Under Democrats' Bill

House Democrats' bill that would require the Education Department to track school shootings in detail is part of a broader push on Capitol Hill to address gun violence, although it's far from certain it will succeed.

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.

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 18, 2019

A Big Charter School Struggle Has Been Galvanized by a Democratic Governor

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has become increasingly critical of charter schools this year, and his new proposals for charters would change how they operate and how they are funded.

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