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Democratic presidential candidates from left, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee take the stage before the CNN Democratic presidential debate on Oct. 13 in Las Vegas.
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K-12 a Minor Topic in First Democratic Debate

While there was some discussion about college costs, the Democratic candidates for president did not delve far into big K-12 topics like testing, teacher evaluation, or how to improve low-performing schools. (October 21, 2015)

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05/20 05:06 pm | Could a President Hillary Clinton Change Child Care As We Know it? | The Democratic frontrunner in the campaign for the White House has made early-childhood education a high priority in her discussion of education policy.

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More states and school districts are aiming to reach English-language learners in the earliest stages of their schooling as mounting research evidence shows that early exposure to language instruction boosts childrens' odds of stronger academic achievement later on.
May 11, 2016 - Education Week
Kentuckians will not have a new driver's license, some high school graduates will have to wait for free college tuition and some parents won't be able to send their children to public preschool programs after Gov. Matt Bevin issued his final round of vetoes on Wednesday.
April 28, 2016 - AP
To maximize education outcomes for pre-K students and others, policymakers must include practitioners in crafting policy, writes Yasmina Vinci of the National Head Start Association.
April 26, 2016 - Education Week
April 26, 2016 - Education Week
In his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders hammers away at concerns that resonate with many, including college access and income inequality.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week
Investing in a child's health and education, even before she is born, has lifelong benefits, writes Sarah Klaus.
March 22, 2016 - Education Week
Proposals include a soft-drink tax in Philadelphia to help boost early education and a bipartisan push for expanded pre-K in Minnesota.
March 15, 2016 - Education Week
New research offers clues on deaf children's language development and on other cognitive disorders, such as autism, in both hearing and nonhearing children.
February 23, 2016 - Education Week
Preschool suspensions promote failure, not success, for vulnerable students, write education professors Denisha Jones and Diane Levin.
February 23, 2016 - Education Week
The city of Cleveland has a successful high-quality preschool program. Eric Gordon and Marcia Egbert explain why it works.
February 23, 2016 - Education Week

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