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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It's time to end breastfeeding discrimination in education, write Center for WorkLife Law's Jessica Lee and Liz Morris.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
The newest group of state superintendents, most of them appointed by newly elected governors, is ethnically diverse and full of those with experience in the classroom.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
The Education Department made an "arbitrary and capricious" decision in delaying an Obama-era rule that would change the way states monitor how minority students are identified and served in special education, a federal judge rules.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
Marguerite Roza, a Georgetown school finance professor, provides five tips on how districts could prepare for the next recession, which many economists predict is right around the corner.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
These five policy facets of the teacher profession should take center stage for state legislatures, write Mary Scott Hunter, Mike Bileca, and John Eichelberger.
March 12, 2019 – Education Week
Even the best intentioned educators often harbor blind spots, write Re-Imagining Migration's Adam Strom and Veronica Boix Mansilla.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is throwing her weight behind new legislation to establish a new federal tax credit to expand choice, a senior department official said.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
The effects of an ongoing measles outbreak centered in Washington state have spread well beyond the patients who’ve contracted the virus, creating logistical challenges for schools and public health officials.
March 12, 2019 – Education Week
It took a lot to drive Oklahoma teacher John Waldron from the classroom to the statehouse. And he's still angry.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
What would it really take to disrupt the education status quo in America? Chester E. Finn Jr. and David Steiner explore.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week

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