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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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
Young people across the globe are demanding action, but many teachers remain unsure of how to address climate change in the classroom, writes Ann Reid.
September 24, 2019 – Education Week
Students shouldn't have to leave school to get serious about climate change, writes Eben Bein. We have the power to change that.
October 1, 2019 – Education Week
Democratic presidential candidates debating in Houston had the most extensive talk of K-12 education so far, answering questions about charter schools, equity, and school funding.
September 18, 2019 – Education Week
Smaller school districts could face unique challenges in complying with the federal education law’s mandate for evidence-based strategies when it comes to improving their lowest-performing schools.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
It took years to recover from the last big economic downturn. What’s changed since then—and what can schools expect if and when tough times come again?
August 28, 2019 – Education Week
Few districts have done as much as Wake County, N.C., to keep schools racially and socioeconomically diverse, but’s it’s a battle the school board says it has been losing. Can it reverse the trend?
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
A West Virginia official turns up the heat on financial disclosure for the state’s beleaguered schools, and ruffles feathers in the process.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
An exchange between two of the top-tier candidates for president highlighted how segregation in education could prove to be a potent issue in the Democratic Party's 2020 primary.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
The issue has been followed by education groups who feared the question would harm response rates and affect the allocation of federal school aid.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week

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