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Democrat Jahana Hayes, candidate in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District and a former National Teacher of the Year, celebrates her win at an election night rally in Waterbury, Conn.
—H John Voorhees III/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP

In Historic Win, Nationally Recognized Teacher Jahana Hayes Elected to U.S. House

The 2016 National Teacher of the Year will represent Connecticut’s 5th district, becoming the first African-American woman from the state to serve in Congress. (November 7, 2018)

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Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest traded jabs over reopening the economy and dealing with the threat of the coronavirus pandemic during North Carolina's lone gubernatorial debate on Wednesday night.
October 15, 2020 – AP
Joe Biden says character is on the ballot, but we need more of it in our schools, argues Character.org president Arthur Schwartz.
October 13, 2020 – Education Week
Many educators discuss the importance of voting with our students, but that's not always enough, writes teacher Julie Rine Holderbaum.
October 10, 2020 – Education Week
With the stakes high in November, school shutdowns, reopenings, and money for recovery could put education front and center for voters, and complicate things for politicians and activists alike.
June 3, 2020 – Education Week
Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg oversaw a boom in charter schools as New York City mayor, but said he's "not sure they're appropriate every place."
March 4, 2020 – Education Week
There are five key values to consider when separating campaign rhetoric from how a candidate would actually govern, writes Robert Feirsen.
February 14, 2020 – Education Week
Some of the top Democrats seeking the White House want massive funding increases for Title I and other federal education programs. What would that look like compared to current spending?
January 15, 2020 – Education Week
Dig into what two leading Democratic presidential candidates have to say in their platforms about charter schools with Education Week's detailed analysis.
November 18, 2019 – Education Week
This year's November elections—a preview to next year's nationwide showdowns—cast their own spotlight on education, a dynamic that played out most prominently in the Kentucky governor's race, where teachers organized to unseat a combative incumbent who'd sparred with them.
November 13, 2019 – Education Week
Massachusetts senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has proposed a K-12 education plan that includes $450 billion in new federal aid over 10 years.
October 30, 2019 – Education Week

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