Donald J. Trump

A rally in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021, quickly turned into chaos as a violent pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building.
A Jan. 6 rally in Washington that quickly turned into an attack on the U.S. Capitol was the catalyzing event behind this week's impeachment of President Trump in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Teaching & Learning Trump's Second Impeachment: A Guide for Teachers
For the second time in just a year, America's teachers are charged with helping students make sense of a presidential impeachment.
Stephen Sawchuk, January 13, 2021
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Federal How Could a Delayed Trump-Biden Transition Disrupt the Education Department?
The Education Department could be affected by a prolonged delay in formally initiating a turnover to a new presidential administration, but less so than other agencies.
Andrew Ujifusa, November 10, 2020
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Federal Trump's 'Patriotic Education' Order Heavy on Public Relations, Not Curriculum
President Trump announced a 1776 Commission in September as part of his campaign against "left-wing indoctrination" in history classes.
Andrew Ujifusa, November 2, 2020
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Federal Opinion Participation Is Only a Part of Democratic Education
Free nations also rely on norms and habits of mind that are less intuitive. Civics education needs to focus on these, too.
Rick Hess, November 2, 2020
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Federal How Betsy DeVos' Teacher Grants Boost Donald Trump's Economic Agenda
The teacher and principal grants also highlight how presidential administrations can make their mark on education funding in various ways.
Andrew Ujifusa, October 1, 2020
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Federal Government Watchdog Finds Fault With Trump's School Reopening Push
A new GAO report faults the Trump administration for inconsistent guidance on reopening schools and says a push for in-person learning was "misaligned with risk-based decision making."
Evie Blad, September 22, 2020
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Federal Parents Backing Trump, Biden Diverge on Back-to-School COVID-19 Issues
Trump supporters are far more likely than Biden voters to report their children are attending in-person, full-time public school, says a new EdWeek Research Center survey.
Christina A. Samuels, September 22, 2020
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Federal Trump's 'Patriotic Education' Push Clashes With His Past Calls for Local Control
The president's call for "pro-American" history classes doesn't mesh well with his 2017 executive order saying he would "preserve State and local control" over curriculum and instruction.
Andrew Ujifusa, September 21, 2020
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Federal Trump Blasts 'Left-Wing Indoctrination' in History Classes as 'Child Abuse'
As the 2020 presidential election draws closer, the president has repeatedly attacked what he's called the "propaganda" that students are taught in history class and vowed steps to combat it.
Andrew Ujifusa, September 17, 2020
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Federal What Are Trump's Next K-12 Priorities? Don't Look to a GOP Platform for Answers
President Donald Trumps list of priorities for his second term includes just two bullet points related to K-12 education.
Evie Blad, August 24, 2020
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Federal As Schools Open and COVID-19 Aid Talks Flop, Trump Pushes In-Person Class Again
President Donald Trump told a White House gathering that virtual learning is "not as good as being there" and said Democrats have made negotiations over virus aid for schools difficult.
Andrew Ujifusa, August 12, 2020
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Federal Educators Sour on Trump and DeVos but Warm to Some Governors During Pandemic
For the Democratic governors of Michigan and Pennsylvania, two of the three states Trump depended on to beat Clinton in 2016, the majority of educators said their opinions had become more favorable.
Andrew Ujifusa, July 29, 2020
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Federal Opinion Trump Botches a Vital Back-to-School Message
President Trump's comments on opening schools boost the odds that reopening—like mask-wearing—will be yanked into the culture wars.
Rick Hess, July 14, 2020
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Federal Trump Team Reinforces Tying Federal Money to School Reopenings
The flurry of statements from Trump administration officials about how schools must restart in-person instruction has created confusion and blowback.
Andrew Ujifusa, July 9, 2020
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