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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.

July 07, 2016

My Enemy's Enemy: Sen. Alexander's NEA Award Caps Recent Political Alliance

The National Education Association and Sen. Lamar Alexander have developed a good working relationship, resulting in several legislative wins, including the Every Student Succeeds Act.

June 27, 2016

Democratic Party's Draft Platform Focuses on ZIP Codes, 'School-to-Prison Pipeline'

So what does a draft version of the Democratic Party's policy platform say about K-12 education?

May 05, 2016

Randi Weingarten: Donald Trump's Rhetoric Has Contaminated Schools

"He's created an environment of scapegoating and demonizing. It is influencing children and it is influencing behavior in schools. It is making it much, much harder for us," AFT President Randi Weingarten said on a conference call Thursday.

November 16, 2015

Four Ways Hillary Clinton Might Differ From Obama on K-12 Policy

The roundtable also offered an opportunity for Clinton to raise issues where she might depart from President Barack Obama's policies, as well as such issues that didn't come up (at least directly) in her discussion with teachers

October 15, 2015

Report: What Hillary Clinton Told the NEA Board of Directors

Earlier this month, the National Education Association voted to endorse Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary for president. But what went into that decision beforehand?

September 29, 2015

Education Groups to Congress: Please Do Your Job and Reauthorize ESEA

The two national teachers' unions and the group representing state schools chiefs are among those saying now's the time to complete an Elementary and Secondary Education Act rewrite.

September 28, 2015

National Education Association Could Be Close to Endorsing Hillary Clinton

Sources say that the National Education Association, the country's largest union, could endorse the Democratic candidate in a presidential primary battle as early as Friday

September 17, 2015

Common Core, Choice, and a Teenage Clockmaker Highlight Ed. in GOP Debates

Fans of discussions about K-12 policy had little to cheer about Wednesday, but education did get occasional mentions from some of the GOP candidates.

July 23, 2015

Who Will the NEA Endorse for President, Clinton or Sanders?

NEA culture and governance make it harder for the 3 million-member union to make an early primary endorsement for a presidential candidate.

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