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Rep. Brenner claim about ECOT donations draws fire
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May 22, 6:03 AM: As he battles his opponent on Twitter, Rep. Andrew Brenner is taking heat for arguing that he never received campaign donations from ECOT, although the school’s founder is his largest contributor.
Why charter school backers are spending big in California’s governor’s race
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May 22, 4:53 AM: California teacher unions are convinced that if Antonio Villaraigosa is elected governor this year, education funding for traditional public schools will erode, leaving them worse off as they compete with charter schools for >
Charter backers outspend teachers in 2 California races
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May 21, 7:30 AM: In the battle for the future of California’s schools, charter school advocates are far outpacing teachers unions in spending to support candidates for governor and state schools chief.
Nevada governor hopeful Jared Fisher outlines education plan
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May 17, 6:02 AM: Fisher also wants to fund Education Savings Accounts, the voucher-like program that provides families with money in per-pupil funding for private school tuition, home-school expenses and other educational services. Fisher said the >
Incumbent elected with teacher’s union support is challenged by charter leader
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May 16, 6:25 AM: It was one of the most expensive county board races in history, bringing in at least a million dollars in contributions that pitted charter school advocates against teachers unions.
Nevada governor hopeful outlines education plan
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May 16, 5:40 AM: Republican gubernatorial candidate Jared Fisher on Tuesday unveiled a 10-point plan that offers more support for students and teachers and focuses on re-evaluating how education is funded in Nevada.
‘Misleading’ ballot question would tweak Philly school board process
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May 15, 5:25 AM: A charter change before Philadelphians Tuesday would give City Council more power over the composition of the city’s new school board, although the wording of the actual ballot question could leave some voters confused.
A few rich charter school supporters are spending millions to elect Antonio Villaraigosa governor
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May 15, 4:59 AM: Their efforts are part of a broader proxy war among Democrats between teachers unions — longtime stalwarts of the party — and those who argue that the groups have failed low-income and minority schoolchildren.
KPBSDemocrats running for governor would seek to roll back school vouchers
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May 14, 4:42 AM: Tens of thousands of Wisconsin students attending private schools using a taxpayer-funded voucher could be the last generation to do so if proposals from most of the Democratic candidates for governor become law.
Charter Or Labor Majority At Stake In San Diego County School Board Races
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May 14, 4:35 AM: The last time San Diego County Board of Education seats were up for election, charter school backers and labor groups poured more than $1 million into the once-sleepy races to win dominance on the board.
State teachers target Sens. Riepe and Thibodeau over campaign ads
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May 10, 5:33 AM: The Nebraska State Education Association on Wednesday declared Sens. Merv Riepe of Ralston and Theresa Thibodeau of Omaha "have not been supportive" of public education after they claimed to be education supporters in their >
Gubernatorial candidate Giunchigliani lays out education plan
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May 10, 4:42 AM: Gubernatorial candidate Chris Giunchigliani on Wednesday unveiled her education plan calling for increased teacher salaries and more base per-pupil funding throughout Nevada.
Gubernatorial candidates spar over education funding at bipartisan forum
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May 9, 6:26 AM: Low education funding and the state’s $750 million share of the Raiders stadium cost were key topics at a gubernatorial candidate forum hosted by a group of faith and nonprofit organizations.
Grassroots school group to tackle ‘dark money’ measure
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May 9, 5:54 AM: The group responsible for forcing a public vote on the future of vouchers will now help a bit to block “dark money” in future political campaigns.
Charter Schools, dropouts, building conditions
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May 3, 5:25 AM: At last week’s League of Women Voter’s Candidates Night four candidates for three open seats on the School Committee fielded 11 questions. Last week the OCM offered a summary of the first five and this week the candidates’ answers >
Six BESE incumbents line up for re-election; John White’s tenure as superintendent in play
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Apr 30, 7:13 AM: A majority of the members of Louisiana's top school board plan to seek re-election next year, which means the panel's support for major changes in public schools likely will continue unless multiple incumbents are >
Democratic candidates for governor have big plans for education
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Apr 23, 8:21 AM: They are promising universal pre-kindergarten, free college tuition, stricter charter-school oversight, less student testing, and more funding for schools. Here is a look at the candidates’ education priorities and — generally — >
Most GOP candidates for governor call for school choice
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Apr 20, 5:24 AM: Republican candidates for governor took a page out of their national counterparts’ playbook when they addressed education for the first time in a debate.
Column: Big spending turns California’s race for governor into a proxy war between teachers unions,
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Apr 19, 7:00 AM:

For most of us, the notion of someone spending $7 million to help another person run for governor is beyond comprehension. Even if you had that much spare change, what could possibly justify such a huge personal investment? >

Charter school director considering run for Little Rock board seat
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Apr 19, 6:14 AM: Tatum said in a news release that she wants to run to support education, launch community initiatives and partner with entities to provide resources to communities.

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