Here are the main provisions of the candidates' education plans:
To give states more control over Head Start funds.
To establish a $500 million Teacher Incentive Fund to reward "effective" teachers and expand standardized testing for students between grades 9 and 11.
To increase the Pell Grant program for low-income students by 7 percent; to provide $375 million to strengthen the role of community colleges.
To make preschool universal and expand such programs as Head Start; to increase the child-care tax credit from $3,000 to $5,000.
To establish a $200 billion, 10-year National Education Trust Fund to "fully fund" the No Child Left Behind Act.
To increase the maximum level of college tuition tax credits from $1,500 to $2,500 over a four-year period, and to establish a $100 million fund to reward colleges for recruiting low-income students.