- Charter Schools A Flashpoint In School Board Debate
- > Apr 9, 7:20 AM: The first public debate between candidates for the Pittsburgh Public Schools Wednesday evening was a relatively sedate affair, made only mildly contentious by the fact that three of the candidates have children who attended charter
- Jill Underly to become next Wisconsin superintendent of schools
- Apr 7, 5:29 AM: Jill Underly, the Democratic Party-backed superintendent of Pecatonica School District, defeated former Brown Deer Schools superintendent Deborah Kerr Tuesday to become the state’s top education official.
- Special interest group spending tops $1 million in Wisconsin schools superintendent race
- Apr 6, 5:25 AM: Special interest groups have spent more than $1 million, mostly on attack ads, weighing in on the April 6 election for Wisconsin's next superintendent of schools, according to tracking by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.
- State Superintendent Candidate Deborah Kerr Wants Students Back In Schools, Supports School Choice
- Apr 1, 7:05 AM: Kerr has worked in schools ranging from private to charter to traditional public schools, and with her most recent role being Brown Deer's superintendent for 13 years.
- Deborah Kerr and Jill Underly advance in state superintendent race
- Feb 17, 7:07 AM: Deborah Kerr and Jill Underly have advanced out of the seven-person primary race to become the next state superintendent of public instruction.
- 7 candidates vying for the state’s top education position emphasize COVID recovery during forum
- Jan 8, 6:32 AM: Seven state superintendent candidates faced off Thursday, in the first online forum ahead of a Feb. 16 primary, on issues such as learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic and how to rectify inequities in public education.
- What you need to know about Katie Jenner, Indiana’s first Secretary of Education
- > Nov 23, 7:01 AM: Most education officials and organizations sent out notes of support for Jenner's appointment Thursday. Some teachers expressed hesitation on social media after seeing her relatively little experience in the classroom and support
- Opinion: The Education of Joe Biden (CER in the news)
- Nov 17, 8:41 AM: You might not know it today, but for much of his life Joe Biden was friendly to real, if modest, education reform.
- Faced with needs, voters unsurprisingly chose school choice
- > Nov 17, 8:39 AM: The once-forecasted political “blue wave” offered labor leaders and their partisan allies the hope of rolling back educational choice, but that wave never arrived. With Democrats unable to take over new state levers of power, they
- Teachers cheer the end of the DeVos era — but what comes next under President-elect Biden?
- > Nov 16, 9:03 AM: Fatimah Hayes is overjoyed that Joe Biden won the presidency. It means, as Biden noted in his victory speech, that after four years of feeling demoralized, educators will have “one of their own in the White House” — incoming first
- Biden’s Education Department Will Move Fast to Reverse Betsy DeVos’s Policies
- Nov 13, 9:37 AM: President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has presented an education agenda that is starkly different from the Trump era, beginning with a far more cautious approach to school reopenings.
- Biden education secretary frontrunners have been critical of charter schools, back teacher unions
- Nov 13, 9:31 AM: President-elect Joe Biden has his eyes on two frontrunners for Education Secretary as he lines up his cabinet choices, but his pick is likely to frustrate Republicans in favor of charter schools.
- What do leading K-12 organizations expect from a Biden presidency? (CER in the news)
Feelings are mixed, but hope remains as to how much Biden may be able to impact areas including IDEA, COVID-19 relief and civil rights.
Nov 12, 8:19 AM:
- Makeup of Senate Means Biden Will Likely Lack Votes and ‘Big Buckets of Funding’ for Exp
- Nov 11, 8:19 AM: In the short-term, by announcing a COVID-19 Advisory Board Monday, he’s already focusing on issues of immediate concern to the teachers unions that contributed millions to defeat the president.
- Review & Outlook: A ‘Time to Heal’ Agenda
- Nov 11, 8:17 AM: Next we’d suggest ending Mr. Biden’s opposition to the Opportunity Scholarships in the District of Columbia that provide a lifeline for thousands of low-income children trapped in bad public schools.
- Here’s how Biden’s win could help California school districts, teachers and students
- > Nov 10, 8:16 AM: After four years of school voucher talk under the Trump administration, the education community across California was giddy in the wake of Joe Biden’s presidential win, with his platform of more money for teachers, increased
- ‘Bye Betsy’ and More: Education World Reacts to Biden Victory (CER in the news)
Joe Biden's victory has been greeted with an outpouring of emotion from the education community that's endured a divisive presidential election and the coronavirus pandemic's disruption and trauma.
Nov 9, 8:59 AM:
- Column: Nobody cared about education in this election. Thank goodness.
- > Nov 9, 8:36 AM: You may have noticed that education issues were rarely mentioned in this year’s national election. That’s typical. Few people are interested in what candidates for federal office have to say about schools. For that I am
- Kentucky school choice group optimistic for 2021 session after House GOP supermajority grows
- Nov 9, 6:36 AM: First came the sweeping school shutdowns at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic that led to an uptick in public support for expanding educational choice, according to one EdChoice Kentucky official.
- After a costly campaign, charter- and union-backed candidates each win seat on L.A. Unified school b
- Nov 6, 8:01 AM: Charter school supporters and teachers union backers each won a seat on Los Angeles Unified School District’s school board Tuesday after a campaign that again set records for spending.