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2020 democratic primary
August 9, 2019
After calling out inequity on the debate stage, Bennet leans on his education experience to advance his presidential campaign
After a fiery moment centered around school integration on the debate stage, Michael Bennet isn't offering up much on what he'd do to make schools less segregated.
state of school funding
July 31, 2019
The other school funding divide: States with more poor students tend to spend less, creating hard-to-fix disparities
A key driver of school funding inequity is one that is harder to see and might be harder to fix: massive differences in spending between states.
July 11, 2019
AFT’s Weingarten: We survived our battle with ‘billionaires and ideologues’
The speech reflected the union’s confidence, which has been buoyed by widespread support for teacher strikes and walkouts over the past year.
Updated July 3, 2019
We asked every Democratic candidate for president about desegregating schools. Here’s what they told us.
After Kamala Harris challenged Joe Biden's position on 'busing,' we asked all the Dem candidates about their positions on school desegregation. Here's what they said.
June 26, 2019
Round 1: What the 2020 Democratic candidates said about education in the first debate
From pre-K to college affordability to school counselors: Chalkbeat's guide on what the Democratic candidates said about education during the first primary debate.
Updated 2 days ago
2020 cheat sheet: What the Democratic presidential candidates have said about education
Chalkbeat's cheat sheet to what Biden, Booker, Castro, Harris, Sanders, Warren (and many more) say about pre-K, charter schools, free college, and other education issues.
March 26, 2019
Kamala Harris wants to give American teachers a $13,500 average raise
The California senator’s proposal, outlined by her campaign Tuesday, aims to close the compensation gap between teachers and similarly educated professionals.
February 1, 2019
Cory Booker has been an ed reform favorite. That could be a problem for his 2020 campaign.
Booker spent much of his career promoting a specific vision for improving education — views that in recent years have gone out of fashion with many Democrats.
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