Governance and Leadership

U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Steer Federal Stimulus Money to Poor Students

Fund direct services to individuals, not "schoolwide" Title I programs
Joe Biden speaks at a campaign stop in Hampton, N.H.

What a Democratic Sweep This Fall Would Mean for Education

"The most momentous education election in American history."

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of L.A. Catholic Schools

The Supreme Court has ruled that Catholics do not have to be Protestants. In...

Senator Lamar Alexander on the Response to the Coronavirus

“Washington usually messes it up if they get involved, the way they did with Common Core.”
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, Okla., in January.

On Education, Bloomberg Is Everywhere

Democratic presidential candidate gave more than $63 million to education causes in 2017, 2018.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking at a campaign stop at Stevens High School, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Claremont, N.H.

Sanders Outdoes Warren in Tapping Voter Anger

Similar education policies, different New Hampshire primary outcomes

In the News: Chartering in Kansas City

In a new case study for the R Street Institute, "Chartering in Kansas City," Michael McShane writes about how, with support from farsighted local philanthropists, charter school enrollment has grown to 47 percent of students within the boundaries of the Kansas City Public Schools.
Sens. Bernie Sanders, left, and Cory Booker.

Bernie, Bloomberg, Booker, and the New Politics of Education

For three decades, there was a quiet assumption that education's growing economic import was pushing education politics toward the pragmatic middle—it turns out that this dynamic was surprisingly fragile.
Kendra Espinoza with her two daughters at Stillwater Christian School in Kalispell, Mont.

Burying Blaine?

Supreme Court hears a mother’s challenge to Montana’s ban on tax-credit scholarships to religious schools

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