Politics and Policy

Candidates & Education: A Guide for 2020

The 2020 presidential campaign has put key education issues in the spotlight, sometimes in unexpected ways. This interactive Education Week tracker gives you one-click access to where the Democratic and Republican candidates stand on nearly a dozen major education topics. (September 26, 2019)

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Ron DeSantis had a thin record on K-12 issues as a Florida congressman, but as a first-term Republican governor he’s pushed an aggressive agenda on issues such as vouchers, teacher salaries and bonus pay, and even the common core.
October 23, 2019 – Education Week
The swirl of attention around Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s story of being forced out of a teaching job when she was pregnant intensifies the spotlight on her background and K-12 credentials.
October 23, 2019 – Education Week
Schools, celebrities, and lawmakers have long urged young people to get involved in local and national issues, but the young activists calling for action to stop gun violence or climate change find that their civic involvement isn’t always welcomed.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
Whether they like it or not, civics teachers are at the frontlines of translating the impeachment process for the next generation of citizens.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
An incoherent FERPA rule change is facing legal challenges. As it should, writes Frank D. LoMonte.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
There’s a tussle over the right balance for who should pick up the tab for teacher retirements and how that affects wealthier and less-wealthy districts.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
Proposed changes include new data about sexual violence by and against school staff, harassment based on religion, and an end to breaking down pre-K enrollment by race.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
The education secretary has been pushing the theme of "educational freedom," a rebranding that suggests options like mixing and matching components to build an educational experience from scratch.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
A new mandate under the Every Student Succeeds Act requires a top-to-bottom look at how such districts deploy their money, staff, and the time used to support improvement.
September 25, 2019 – Education Week
As many as 1 in 3 eligible 18- and 19-year-olds voted in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, and Oregon in last year's mid-term elections, new data show. Did civics education help?
September 25, 2019 – Education Week

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