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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.
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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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Political heartburn continues in the Hoosier State over high-stakes assessments, with the issue spilling over into this year's contests for governor and state schools superintendent.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
As Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump squared off, a crowd of high school debate team members gathered at a watching party in Nevada were less than impressed.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
Neither Clinton nor Trump favor a conservative approach to education, write Frederick M. Hess and Max Eden.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
Donald Trump’s rise as a presidential candidate reflects a problem with American education, argues Marc S. Tucker.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
A dozen states pick governors Nov. 8, and they'll play a crucial role in setting the education agenda under the new Every Student Succeeds Act.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
Inflammatory campaign rhetoric has made this presidential election a challenging one to teach, educators say.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
Whoever voters pick in November's legislative and gubernatorial races will have significant new leverage in shaping states' education agendas under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
The GOP presidential nominee wants to give states the chance to use $20 billion in federal money to let children in poverty pick their public, charter, or private school.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
Rob Goad, on leave from the office of Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., has been working as a Trump policy adviser in New York City.
September 7, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers and their unions should play a greater role in determining who remains in the profession, writes former district superintendent Marc F. Bernstein.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week

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