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Bullying in schools
January 9, 2019
New research finds link between districts that voted Trump and racist bullying post-election
The study offers some hard evidence that the post-election months were a more fraught time in many schools.
November 10, 2016
How the nation’s largest local teachers union is responding to a Trump future — ‘no choice… but to fight’
"In the months and years ahead, we are going to face some of the greatest challenges that this union and its members have ever faced," Mulgrew wrote.
the day after
November 9, 2016
What we saw and heard in Tennessee schools on the day after Election Day
Educators try to offer a safe space for students to process the stunning Election Day results that will send Donald Trump to the White House.
November 8, 2016
Snack votes and ‘crazy’ debates: What the presidential election looks like through the eyes of an elementary school student
For many New York City students, the last few months have been a lesson in American democracy — for better or worse.
October 14, 2016
In a tumultuous presidential campaign season, a rare spotlight on education issues
A senior policy advisor to the Hillary Clinton campaign channeled the Democratic presidential candidate at an intimate question-and-answer session on Thursday hosted by Teachers…
back to the future
October 11, 2016
AFT freaked out after Joel Klein was rumored to join Hillary Clinton’s campaign, WikiLeaks email shows
"Joel may have been incredibly good in Bill Clinton's Justice Department, but he has a toxic reputation when it comes to education," Weingarten said.
The Teacher Vote
August 3, 2016
Voices from Clinton rally: “I have Muslim students. … If Trump were here, he’d want them kicked out.”
Clinton in a speech said investment in preschool is key to making the economy stronger and more fair.
August 2, 2016
Four things to know about the Colorado school Hillary Clinton is visiting on Wednesday
Last year, not a single student at Adams City High was considered “college-ready” based on their scores on the state’s new English test.
Class of 2016
June 30, 2016
After a year of struggles, a meeting with Hillary Clinton, and a boost from his school, Jamal Trotman is headed to Morehouse in the fall
This past Tuesday, Jamal Trotman graduated from high school and is headed to college at Morehouse in the fall.
cracking the code
June 28, 2016
How Hillary Clinton wants to make computer science courses available to every kid in America
The presumptive Democratic nominee it promoting increased investment in STEM initiatives, but the political prospects (as usual) are unclear.
May 2, 2016
What Hillary Clinton might not have known at her last education fundraiser
Jamal Trotman’s educational future remains uncertain — and his story highlights just how difficult it can be for students to make the transition to college.
September 8, 2009
Sec. Clinton welcomes Manhattan Charter students back to school
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took questions from Manhattan Charter School schools before watching President Obama's speech.(Image via GS) Students at Manhattan Charter School peppered Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with questions this morning during her visit to introduce the president's education speech. Clinton is one of several Cabinet members dispersed at schools across the country today to remind students to work hard in the upcoming year, no matter the personal and economic obstacles they face. She exhorted the audience of rapt elementary school students to draw inspiration from President Barack Obama's life story. "Ultimately, how much you learn, how you feel about yourself, is really up to you," she said. For the bulk of her hour-long visit, Clinton fielded questions from the students, who had come prepared with handwritten notecards they waved in the air, sat on, or curled in nervous palms. "If you had become president, what changes would you have made?" asked one student, while another wondered if the Secretary has ever walked her dogs in Central Park (she hasn't).
September 4, 2009
Hillary Clinton will watch Obama's speech from Manhattan Charter
Sec. of State Hillary Clinton campaigning for Obama at a New Hampshire high school (image via ##http://www.flickr.com/photos/tracylee/2985259332/##Flickr##) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will watch…
December 8, 2008
Is Randi Weingarten in the running for Hillary's Senate seat?
PHOTO: Oliver MorrisonRandi Weingarten (via Flickr) Liz Benjamin reports that teachers union president Randi Weingarten has talked with Governor Paterson about possibly taking over Hillary Clinton's senate seat: Two sources confirm that "talks" have been had by the Paterson administration and Weingarten about whether she might be interested in joining the nation's most exclusive political club. O.M.G.!! This would allow a whole new who's-the-next-Weingarten search. But Liz deflates with this statement from Weingarten: UPDATE: Weingarten forwarded over a statement saying she is "very flattered and honored" to hear her name mentioned "given how many qualified candidates are under consideration to replace our great junior senator, Hillary Rodham Clinton," and adding: "However, I have a great new job that I am very engaged in - fighting for schools, kids and working people in the middle of the worst economic downturn of our lifetime." I'm very skeptical. I just got off the phone with a union insider who would almost definitely know if this was going to happen — and hadn't heard a thing. UPDATE. Weingarten's full statement is below the jump. Suddenly I get the feeling Weingarten does not want the story to die completely.
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