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September 04, 2012

Democratic Platform Hails Common Core, Praises Teachers

The official Democratic Party platform highlights the importance of evaluations in helping teachers, as well as the Common Core State Standards.

August 30, 2012

Educator and Bilingual-Ed. Foe Remains in Romney's Corner

Lincoln Tamayo looks forward to a Mitt Romney presidency that would make English immersion the standard approach nationwide for teaching English-language learners.

August 29, 2012

Tenn. Gov. Haslam Talks Ed. Policy, Election 2012

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam supports a Mitt Romney presidency, but he sees wisdom in some of the education-related work of the Obama administration.

September 05, 2008

Best Reader Comments From Convention Coverage

Education Week launched a convention blitz by sending two teams of reporters to the Democratic and Republican conventions, armed with smartphones, laptops, video, and still cameras, with the goal being to deliver engaging, up-to-the-minute, and useful news . Response from readers was terrific, as ga...

September 05, 2008

John McCain Talks a Good Game on School Choice

McCain's school choice rhetoric is disconnected from his policy proposals.

September 05, 2008

McCain Calls for School Choice and Shakeup of Education Bureaucracy

Education is "the civil rights issue of this century," the Arizona senator said when accepting the Republican presidential nomination.

September 04, 2008

Video: Voices from the RNC

While at the RNC, Education Week reporters spoke with school administrators, teachers, and parents about their views on Sen. John McCain and the GOP's education platform.

September 04, 2008

McKeon Backs McCain's NCLB Plans

If Sen. John McCain wins the White House, he'll have an ally in the top Republican on the House education committee.

September 03, 2008

Is English-First the New GOP Lingo for English-Only?

Republicans made subtle changes in the GOP platform on whether English should be the official language.

September 03, 2008

Video: Dennis Van Roekel, NEA President

The new president of the National Education Association, Dennis Van Roekel, spoke with Education Week reporter Mark Walsh about why he was at the RNC and how the NEA feels about Sen. John McCain's education agenda.

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