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Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks as from left, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy listen during a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by FOX News Channel Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023, in Milwaukee.

Eliminate Department of Education, Four Republican Presidential Candidates Say

Senator Tim Scott proposes to “break the backs of the teachers unions”
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Biden Names Scholar and Education Next Contributor to Council of Economic Advisers

C. Kirabo Jackson’s research on the impact of K–12 spending leads to White House post

How to Bring Back Classroom Discussion

A five-point prescription for fostering a vibrant, robust learning environment

“It’s just safer to avoid current events”

Polarization has made teaching harder, but "constructive dialogue" may offer a way forward

The Progressive Case for K–12 Open Enrollment

How Democrats in blue states can lead the way on school choice
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Absenteeism Mires Recovery from Pandemic Learning Losses

But simple measures by schools can encourage better student attendance
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An Unwavering Focus on Student Achievement

A former Tennessee education chief reflects on her tenure and her "true North Star"
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A More Perfect Way to Teach U.S. History

Attempts to sanitize or demonize the past denigrate the long, hard struggle of our republic
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The Disruptive Evolution of School Improvement

Modern education reform knocks at the walls of the traditional schoolhouse


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