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September 5, 2019
Michael Bennet, fighting for traction, releases education plan focused on preschool and partnerships
The former Denver schools chief hasn’t qualified for the next debate. But he’s still trying to win supporters with his education bona fides.
August 9, 2019
After calling out inequity on the debate stage, Bennet leans on his education experience to advance his presidential campaign
After a fiery moment centered around school integration on the debate stage, Michael Bennet isn't offering up much on what he'd do to make schools less segregated.
July 31, 2019
Biden, Harris reprise school integration dispute during second Democratic debate
Michael Bennet, the Colorado senator and a former Denver schools superintendent, chimed in to point out that this debate isn't just about the past.
May 2, 2019
Michael Bennet left a complex mark on Denver schools. Now he’s running for president.
Michael Bennet's commitment to education reform could draw fire from the left, but he's also been a sharp critic of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
May 31, 2018
How education reform became a wedge issue among Colorado Democrats this election year
This election season has the potential to change what’s considered mainstream Democratic education policy in Colorado.
13 years of reform
April 13, 2018
Bennet and Boasberg: Denver schools needed big changes, and the work isn’t nearly done
The two men responsible for guiding Denver schools through dramatic changes over the last 13 years shared the same stage Friday and said their decisions…
April 14, 2017
Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet: Betsy DeVos is an ideologue, not the face of education reform
Bennet also expressed fears about how the Trump administration might undermine the nation’s new education law, which he helped craft.
she said - he said
March 30, 2017
Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet: DeVos ‘wrong’ about school choice in Denver
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado on Thursday fired back at U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos for her criticism of Denver Public Schools’ nationally recognized…
Divided on DeVos
February 7, 2017
Gardner votes to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary, Bennet votes no
Gardner had been the target of opponents to President Trump's pick.
DeVos and Detroit
January 31, 2017
Senator: ‘Not a single person on this panel, if they could avoid it, would allow their kid to attend’ Detroit schools
Detroit schools have so many problems that a U.S. Senator charged Tuesday that his colleagues would never consider the city’s schools for their own kids.
Divided on DeVos
January 30, 2017
Colorado educators, lawmakers split on education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos
DeVos's first hurdle in the Senate is scheduled for Tuesday.
January 17, 2017
Sen. Michael Bennet to Betsy DeVos: Come visit Denver, where school choice is different
Both Bennet and DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg say Denver charter schools are vastly different from Michigan's.
money to grow
September 28, 2016
Denver’s DSST charter network, in the midst of major expansion, lands $4 million grant
The money will go toward expanding the growing network.
Life after high school
September 16, 2016
Bennet rolls out bill to boost career and tech programs for low-income students
School districts could use the federal funds for a variety of purposes including beefing up STEM opportunities.
July 18, 2016
Five things to know about where Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper stands on education
Hickenlooper has met with Hillary Clinton twice to discuss being her running mate.
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