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Jeb Bush has advice for new governors: Ignore DC’s ‘gridlock, dysfunction and arrogance’
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Nov 15, 9:21 AM: I believe Governors can be most impactful — immediately and for generations to come — by focusing on education. A quality education is the great equalizer in our society, holding the power to break the cycle of poverty and despair >
Voucher fight got newest LD18 rep interested in running
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Nov 15, 7:20 AM: A transplant from the Bay Area who moved to Arizona with her husband Michael in 2011, Jermaine said she got interested in running for office last year after a coalition of activists launched the petition drive to put the >
Editorial: The School Choice Election Bonus
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Nov 14, 7:46 AM: Republicans rarely get media credit for promoting school choice programs that help poor and minority kids, but last week GOP candidates running for Governor in Arizona and Florida appear to have received a political dividend.
Opinion: The Blue Wave May Wash Education Reform Away
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Nov 14, 7:42 AM: Liberals may be able to slow these reform efforts, but snuffing them out completely is another matter. The good news is that the critical mass of people benefiting from school choice over the past quarter-century continues to >
Sparks fly in District 2 School Board debate; Baton Rouge constable candidates refrain from attacks
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Nov 14, 7:16 AM: Incumbent Vereta Lee and challenger Dadrius Lanus traded jabs at a forum Tuesday over who’s backing their campaigns and about their respective teaching experience during their first debate since they faced off a week ago at the >
17 file for open L.A. school board seat
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Nov 14, 6:44 AM:
Voters could have 17 candidates to choose from in a special election to fill a Los Angeles school board seat that has been vacant for nearly four months. The winner of the March election will have an important role to play on a >
With loss of GOP Senate majority, charter school movement loses clout
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Nov 13, 8:47 AM: One of the losers in Tuesday’s election is the charter school movement, which lost a big and reliable advocate when Republicans gave up control of the majority to Democrats in the State Senate, both sides said.
The gap between NC urban and rural interests just grew wider
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Nov 12, 8:31 AM: North Carolina’s urban-rural divide became a chasm in this month’s election — at least in the state legislature. Republicans suffered huge losses in urban counties, likely leaving the party with only two or three representatives >
House Republicans paid the price for their inaction on education by Jeanne Allen
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Nov 9, 9:17 AM: Many post-mortems about 2018 midterm elections are circulating. Everyone has an idea about why the Republicans lost the House. But at the risk of sounding arrogant, I have the real answer, and I have proof.
Poor Marks for Teachers in Midterms
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Nov 9, 9:13 AM: THE 2018 MIDTERM election came on the heels of widespread teacher unrest that, in part, prompted thousands of educators to run for office. But as results rolled in Tuesday night, spilling into Wednesday and Thursday, it was clear >
What we know now about Arizona’s undecided races
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Nov 9, 8:26 AM: Democrat Kathy Hoffman was narrowly leading Republican Frank Riggs, with 20,348 votes separating them. Riggs, a charter-school development executive, had held a slim lead over Hoffman, a school speech therapist, from Tuesday night >
Democrats’ leader on education preps for new role as check on Betsy DeVos
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Nov 8, 8:23 AM: The Democrat poised to chair the House Education Committee said Wednesday that he will use his power to compel answers from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her staff, and will seek common ground with Republicans on addressing >
Midterms test the durability of the teacher uprising
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Nov 8, 8:21 AM: Tuesday’s midterm elections were regarded as a test of the strength of educator activism. They followed a landmark Supreme Court decision on unions and walkouts that galvanized teachers. Unprecedented numbers of educators ran for >
Education reformer Marshall Tuck appears to have won his second bid for California’s state sup
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Nov 8, 8:03 AM: By midday Wednesday, 100 percent of precincts were reporting and results remained unofficial pending the counting of provisional and mail-in ballots. State Assemblyman Tony Thurmond had not yet conceded. Tuck had 50.7 percent of >
Recall supporters sweep Tecumseh school board
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Nov 8, 7:17 AM: The conflict began last year with the district’s implementation of mass-customized learning, project-based learning, competency-based grading and a renaming of schools and reshuffling the grades within those schools.Parents upset >
Ybarra celebrates re-election, says will push school safety plan
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Nov 8, 7:05 AM: After a race that was so close it wasn’t called until more than 12 hours after the polls closed, Idaho state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra on Wednesday celebrated her re-election and said she’ll push ahead with her >
‘You absolutely made a difference’ Red for Ed organizer weighs in on midterm elections
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Nov 8, 6:45 AM: One of the races that are still too close to call in Arizona is that of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Republican candidate Frank Riggs has a slight lead over his Democratic opponent Kathy Hoffman, who is a teacher inspired >
Indianapolis Public Schools board sees some shakeup, but majority unchanged
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Nov 8, 6:33 AM: The Indianapolis Public Schools reformers appear to have held off challenges by teachers union-backed candidates to maintain their majority on the board.
Educators And Agitators Win D.C. State Board Of Education Races
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Nov 8, 6:00 AM: In what turned out to be an expensive D.C. State Board of Education race, educators and those seeking to shake up the system won by double-digit percentages.
Arizona voters reject expansion of state’s education voucher program
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Nov 8, 5:55 AM: Arizona voters refused Tuesday to ratify a bid by Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers to allow any of the state’s 1.1 million students in public schools to get vouchers of state tax dollars to attend private and parochial >

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