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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.
—David Becker/AP

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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04/28 04:17 pm | Head Start Programs Could Increase Length of Day, Year With New Funding | Congress has approved $294 million in supplemental funding to allow existing Head Start programs to offer full school day and full school year programs.

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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 students, 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
Researchers compared the experiences of kindergarten teachers in 1998 and 2010, and found dramatic differences in their expectations for students and how they structured their classrooms.
February 9, 2016 - Education Week

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