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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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02/09 08:06 pm | Head Start Among Programs Boosted in Proposed White House Budget | Early-childhood priorities, such as more money for home visiting and child care, can be found throughout the federal budget proposal released Feb. 9 by the White House.

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Researchers compared the views and experiences of kindergarten teachers in 1998 with those of their counterparts in 2010, and found dramatic differences in what teachers now expect of pupils and how they have structured their classrooms.
February 9, 2016 - Education Week
A new wave of projects explores why the benefits seen in many academic interventions aren't sustained as students move through school.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
In the first few weeks of his tenure, acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. has made it clear he'll keep up the rhetorical drumbeat on educational equity.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
The president uses his final State of the Union address to make clear he will press Congress and his successor to continue unfinished pieces of his education agenda.
January 19, 2016 - Education Week
January 19, 2016 - Education Week
The Every Student Succeeds Act locks into law a $250 million grant program to support states as they develop preschool programs and directs money to state early-childhood literacy efforts.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
On accountability, the bill rocketing through Congress departs from key priorities embraced by Education Secretary Arne Duncan in his seven-year tenure, while firming up his influence on early-education and innovation.
December 3, 2015 - Education Week
November 9, 2015 - Education Week
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