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2016 Election Coverage: Brush Up on Clinton, Trump, and K-12 One More Time

By Andrew Ujifusa — November 08, 2016 1 min read
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Election Day is here. At the start of the year, we wrote that public school policy was mostly getting ignored in the race for the White House—and sadly for many of you education wonks, not much has changed. But here we are, on the big voting day, and there are some big differences between Clinton, Trump, and the other candidates on the few education issues they’ve addressed.

You can follow us Tuesday evening for what the results mean for education. And if you can’t wait until then, here’s a short-and-sweet refresher for you.

You can catch all of our 2016 election coverage here. You’ll find stories about unions backing Clinton, a potentially groundbreaking candidate in Montana, and the testy politics of education in Indiana. And if you want more detailed and color-coded information about not just the presidential candidates, but state chiefs, ballot measures, and other K-12 items on the ballot, then check out our voter’s guide.

To catch the Politics K-12 team talking about where Clinton and Trump stand on school choice, unions, and other key education issues, check out our video explainer below:

And the Andrew half of Politics K-12 also appeared on PBS Newshour to discuss Trump’s opposition to the Common Core State Standards, education’s place in the race, and other related matters here:

Internet video not really your thing? Then check out our interactive graphic showing where Clinton and Trump stand on various education issues like teacher quality, school safety, and education spending. And for where Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Libertarian Party hopeful Gary Johnson stand, among others, click here.

Remember the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Conventions? We couldn’t blame you if you tried to forget. But to remind yourself what Hillary Clinton said about education-related matters during her DNC speech, click here. And for Donald Trump’s remarks about schools during the RNC, go here.

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