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After strikes, West Virginia teachers being tested again

Jun. 5, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Teachers in West Virginia walked out of the classroom last year and sparked a national wave of strikes. They walked out this year too. Now they're being tested again. But this time, as a summertime special legislative session undercuts the threat of a third strike, it's not clear...

DeVos becoming popular target for Democrats in 2020 race

May. 23, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls Betsy DeVos the "worst secretary of education we've seen." Sen. Amy Klobuchar says DeVos "shouldn't be in her job." Beto O'Rourke's take on DeVos: "We can do better." In the hunt for a presidential nomination, those Democrats and others are increasingly taking swings at DeVos as a way...

Warren says she'd appoint former teacher to education post

May. 13, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is pledging that if she's elected president, her secretary of education "will be a former public school teacher who is committed to public education." Warren made the vow in an email to supporter on Monday ahead of remarks at a town hall with members of the American...