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Campaign '08

Follow Education Week‘s print and online-only coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign to learn more about where the major candidates stand on education. Also read the edweek.org blog, Campaign K-12, for more analysis of the candidates’ views. Also, check our election multimedia resources and coverage.

Protesters march down Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, Calif., on Nov. 5 during a "No on Prop 8" rally.
Protesters march down Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, Calif., on Nov. 5 during a "No on Prop 8" rally.
Photo by Dan Steinberg/AP
Federal Education-Related Ballot Items Reflect Fiscal, Policy Concerns
Voters approved slot machines to fund schools in Maryland, rejected limits on bilingual instruction in Oregon, and shook up statehouses elsewhere.
Michele McNeil, November 11, 2008
4 min read
North Carolina Gov.-elect Beverly Perdue, a Democrat, gives the thumbs-up after winning in that state, among the most hard-fought gubernatorial contests this year. Teachers' union volunteers swept in to campaign for the former teacher.
North Carolina Gov.-elect Beverly Perdue, a Democrat, gives the thumbs-up after winning in that state, among the most hard-fought gubernatorial contests this year. Teachers' union volunteers swept in to campaign for the former teacher.
Sara D. Davis/AP
School & District Management State Electoral Victors Face K-12 Hurdles
The new class of governors, state legislators, and chief state school officers elected last week will face formidable challenges in dealing with the squeeze the nation’s sagging economy—and ballooning state budget deficits—is putting on K-12 education.
Michele McNeil, November 11, 2008
7 min read
School Choice & Charters Schools Attended by Winners Report 'Great Pride' in Outcome
Former teacher says Obama showed no obvious signs of ambition, but was "thoughtful and bright."
Lesli A. Maxwell, November 11, 2008
4 min read
Federal More 'Blue' Congress to Tackle Education
President-elect Obama can look forward to working with a beefed-up Democratic majority in Congress when he seeks to enact his education agenda after taking office in January.
Alyson Klein, November 11, 2008
5 min read
Instant Book: This children's volume shipped within days of the election.
Instant Book: This children's volume shipped within days of the election.
Federal Campaign Notebook The Book on Obama
There’s already a children’s book about the new president-elect. Barack Obama: America’s 44th President was shipping out to stores shortly after Election Day.
Alyson Klein, November 7, 2008
1 min read
On the Stoop: Education professor William C. Ayers outside his home in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood on Nov. 4.
On the Stoop: Education professor William C. Ayers outside his home in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood on Nov. 4.
Photo by Peter Slevin/The Washington Post
Federal Campaign Notebook That Guy in Obama's Neighborhood Speaks
William Ayers has resisted interviews, but broke his silence when a reporter for The Washington Post knocked on his door on Election Day.
Kathleen Kennedy Manzo, November 7, 2008
1 min read
School & District Management Campaign Notebook With Minor Hiccups, School Polling Places Pass Election Day Test
In an election marked by high voter turnout, school officials around the country found themselves making some last-minute decisions on how to best manage public access to school-based polling places.
Liana Loewus, November 7, 2008
2 min read
President-elect Barack Obama waves to his supporters after delivering his victory speech at his election night party at Grant Park in Chicago on Nov. 4.
President-elect Barack Obama waves to his supporters after delivering his victory speech at his election night party at Grant Park in Chicago on Nov. 4.
Photo by David Guttenfelder/AP
Federal Obama Gets to Work on Transition
The Democrat’s sweeping Election-Day triumph may lift the prospects for his K-12 policy plans.
David J. Hoff, November 7, 2008
11 min read
Federal For Students, Obama's Victory Offers Lesson in Civics
High school students in the Washington area celebrate and dissect the meaning of the nation’s first black president-elect. Video
Dakarai I. Aarons & Christina A. Samuels, November 5, 2008
5 min read
Federal State-Level Races Shape Education Landscape
Voters approved slot machines to fund schools in Maryland, rejected limits on bilingual instruction in Oregon, and shook up statehouses elsewhere.
Michele McNeil, November 5, 2008
6 min read
School & District Management Obama Elected 44th President
The Democrat’s agenda includes expanding preschool, recruiting teachers, increasing funding for charter schools, and amending the No Child Left Behind Act.
David J. Hoff, November 5, 2008
5 min read
Federal Election 2008 - The Presidential Race
State-by-state detailed voting results of the 2008 Presidential election. Part of our Campaign '08 coverage.
Chienyi Cheri Hung, November 4, 2008
Education Election 2008 - Governors and State Chiefs
Voters are choosing governors in 11 states and state superintendents in five. The gubernatorial contests include three open seats. State school board members also are up for election. Part of our Campaign '08 coverage.
Chienyi Cheri Hung, November 4, 2008
Education Election 2008 - Ballot Measures
Ballot questions and proposed constitutional amendments in more than a dozen states will affect K-12 public education policy. Part of our Campaign '08 coverage.
Chienyi Cheri Hung, November 4, 2008