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In York County appearance, governor hopeful Gillespie backs charters, tax cuts
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Mar 22, 6:35 AM: During his trip, Gillespie promised to back legislation expanding charter schools. York River Academy is one of just nine charters in Virginia due to rules that require local school systems to approve charter schools in their area >
U-46 school board candidates debate school choice, charter schools
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Mar 17, 5:57 AM: \Candidates vying to lead the state's second-largest school district have different views on what school choice means and whether charter schools are a good idea.
What will the future of L.A. Unified look like?  (CER in the news)
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Mar 9, 8:11 AM:

Beneath the mudslinging and big money that dominated this week’s school board elections, a serious battle is being waged over competing visions of local education: one sees progress and the need for stability; another sees >

Runoffs appear likely in two of three pivotal L.A. school board contests
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Mar 8, 7:36 AM: Millions of dollars have poured into races for seats on the Los Angeles Board of Education this year in contests that could for the first time shift the balance of power in the nation’s second-largest school district in favor of >
State superintendent race pits choice advocate, public school defender
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Feb 23, 6:35 AM: The state superintendent race pits two former school district superintendents and longtime educators against each other — a proponent of expanding school choices and an opponent of the state expansion of taxpayer-funded school >
L.A. school board races draw millions in outside spending
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Feb 21, 7:53 AM: Based on outside campaign spending, the school board is where the action is in the March 7 Los Angeles city election.
State schools chief race tops Tuesday primary ballot
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Feb 21, 5:49 AM: Statewide voter turnout for primary elections Tuesday is expected to be light with only one statewide race for Wisconsin schools chief on the ballot.
Outside money pouring into LA school board race at potentially record-setting clip
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Feb 14, 6:00 AM: Outside groups have already spent more than $1.2 million to oppose candidates; most of which — a little more than $1 million — has come from pro-charter school groups to oppose incumbent board president Steve Zimmer, including >
Guadagno Comes Out Strong for Charters, School Choice
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Jan 27, 5:48 AM: In one of her first policy statements, Republican gubernatorial candidate indicates she might push the boundaries on her boss’s charter policies.
Texas ‘dark money’ regulation survives second court challenge from a 501(c)(4) group
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Dec 21, 6:06 AM: A contentious "dark money" regulation approved by Texas campaign finance regulators has survived a second court challenge claiming the rule could thwart politically active nonprofits from influencing elections.
Charter school allies rack up early fundraising leads in LA Unified school board race
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Dec 8, 7:53 AM: The lineup for this spring’s race for three seats on the Los Angeles Unified School Board was all but set on Wednesday, with 15 candidates filing to put their names on the March 7 primary ballot.
Schools taking wait-and-see attitude toward DeVos, McCormick
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Dec 6, 8:01 AM: Local education leaders are adopting a wait-and-see attitude in the wake of the election of Donald Trump as president and Republican Jennifer McCormick as the Indiana state superintendent of public instruction to replace Glenda >
Educators, schools regroup after Amendment 1 defeat
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Dec 5, 7:03 AM: The battle to defeat Governor Nathan Deal’s Amendment 1 school takeover initiative is over, but the political war over what’s best for Georgia’s low performing, high poverty schools rages on.
Utah business leaders will gather signatures to put education funding on ’18 ballot
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Nov 30, 7:26 AM: The Our Schools Now initiative will begin collecting signatures next summer, organizers announced Tuesday, to place the question of an income tax increase on the 2018 ballot.
Teachers union frets about rise of education change advocates: ‘It will have an impact’
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Nov 17, 7:17 AM: When the new Legislature is sworn in next month, its Democratic majority will contain more members than ever who owe their elections at least in part to support from charter schools and EdVoice.
Charter school founder, burlesque purveyor among LA mayoral hopefuls
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Nov 14, 7:21 AM: Barr has said he is running “to disrupt the political establishment and turn our city around.” He said he is building a grassroots movement “to transform L.A.’s public schools, end the homeless and (housing) affordability crisis >
New schools chief seeks to refocus education debate
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Nov 14, 6:44 AM: Jennifer McCormick went into the race for superintendent of public instruction with little name recognition, one-sixth of the campaign money of her opponent, Democratic incumbent Glenda Ritz, and media and an electorate more >
Deal considers options after voters reject Opportunity School District
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Nov 11, 6:56 AM: Days after his signature education initiative failed, Gov. Nathan Deal said he is exploring alternatives to give students in struggling schools more options and that the burden is now on local school districts, many which fiercely >
New schools chief seeks to refocus education debate
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Nov 11, 6:38 AM: Among Tuesday's many surprises was the return of a Republican to the role of state schools chief.
Competing union, ed-reform cash infusions in School Board races result in wins for incumbents
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Nov 10, 7:41 AM: Despite a near-upset in one race, incumbents in three contested Orleans Parish School Board elections held onto their seats Tuesday, rounding out a seven-member board whose composition was otherwise determined months before the >

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