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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A look at both the policy takeaways from the Supreme Court's 2018-19 session and a look ahead to a couple of major cases on the docket for the coming year, including Montana school choice/religious rights case and DACA.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
Julia Keleher, the former education secretary of Puerto Rico, has been arrested by federal agents in Washington on charges related to fraud and corruption, a U.S. attorney confirmed.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
Three presidential candidates have pledged to nominate a teacher to the Education Secretary position during a National Education Association forum.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
Just who's responsible for ESSA anymore? Megan Duff and Priscilla Wohlstetter share three takeaways from researching the law's implementation.
July 15, 2019 – Education Week
Our political system is out of balance, and teachers must prepare the next generation to do better, argues teacher-turned-legislator John Waldron.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
Last year’s Supreme Court ruling, which led to a slight decrease in membership, was barely mentioned at the annual gathering. The delegates did, however, vote to take more progressive stances on issues such as abortion.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent remarks on his willingness to work with segregationists resurrected his long-ago efforts to oppose school busing. Will it hurt his campaign?
June 24, 2019 – Education Week
Students deserve an LGBTQ-inclusive education, but many educators don’t know where to start, writes Sabia Prescott.
June 24, 2019 – Education Week
Is it possible to replace a culture of long-simmering distrust? Only if education leaders make some serious changes, writes Katherine Schultz.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
In Ohio, enrollments in charters were linked with modest declines in votes cast in odd-year school board elections.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week

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