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McAuliffe concedes; Youngkin pledges new path as Virginia’s next governor
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Nov 4, 5:14 AM: But, Youngkin also promised to bring more school choice to Virginia, which only has a handful of charter schools. “We are going to … close the gap on giving parents an opportunity to select where their kids go to school,” he >
Youngkin win built by small gains in key groups
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Nov 3, 8:07 AM: Schools became a major focus of the governor’s race for Youngkin, who localized a debate happening nationwide after McAuliffe said during a debate that parents shouldn’t “be telling schools what they should >
Opinion: Can Eric Adams Halt New York City’s Decline?
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Nov 3, 8:04 AM: Mr. Adams supports school choice and opposes getting rid of the admissions test for selective public high schools. More important, he has drawn a connection between better schooling and lower crime that is often lost on progressive >
Colorado voters reject marijuana tax hike for after-school tutoring programs
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Nov 3, 7:59 AM: Colorado voters were not convinced the state should gradually raise taxes on marijuana sales to pay for tutoring programs aimed at reversing learning loss caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
JCEA-backed Education Matters slate sweeps Jersey City school board race
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Nov 3, 7:41 AM: The Education Matters slate swept to victory in the Jersey City Board of Education race for three seats, easily defeating the Change for Children ticket and two other candidates.
Most business-backed APS candidates edge out union picks
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Nov 3, 7:26 AM: A slate of business-backed candidates was winning three of four races for Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education seats, according to unofficial results Tuesday night.
Aurora election results: Charter educator Anne Keke leads along with union candidates
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Nov 3, 5:49 AM: Union-backed candidates appear likely to hold the majority on the Aurora school board, but a charter educator with support from education reform interests was the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s returns.
GOP push to politicize school board races gets election test
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Nov 2, 8:52 AM: School board races, once sleepy and localized, have become the new front in a culture war raging across the nation as resentments over COVID-19 restrictions and anti-racism curriculum reach a boiling point.
Education concerns at center stage in Virginia governor’s election
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Nov 2, 5:26 AM: According to an Emerson College poll, education is the most important issue for likely voters in the election with jobs and COVID-19 placing second and third, respectively. Both Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin and Democratic >
Opinion: Tired of schools being political battlegrounds? Support education choice
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Nov 1, 9:43 AM: Typically, “off year” elections—when neither the president nor members of Congress are on the ballot—are quiet affairs where only die-hard voters show up at the polls. Not this year. And education is front and >
Glenn Youngkin: Parents matter in education – Virginia election will decide fate of students,
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Nov 1, 9:39 AM: The most basic obligation of any Virginia school is to provide all children a high-quality education
Ex-Jim DeMint aide, SC school choice advocate considering run for education superintendent
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Nov 1, 5:40 AM: Ellen Weaver, president of the conservative think tank Palmetto Promise Institute who also chairs the Education Oversight Committee and is on the board of the Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities, said she’s been approached >
School choice is at stake in Aurora school board election
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Oct 29, 7:14 AM: Most of the six Aurora school board candidates are saying similar things: They’re lauding the city’s diversity, expressing an interest in improving equity, and promising to work toward pandemic recovery. But one issue separates >
Opinion: Republicans Could Take Democrats to School
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Oct 27, 9:26 AM: More parents are wising up to the damage that union control of public education hath wrought, and Republicans ought to embrace the opportunity to explain to voters why the best response—to everything from racial propaganda and >
Editorial: McAuliffe’s diss of parents is a disqualifier
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Oct 27, 8:29 AM: Mr. McAuliffe’s shameful, condescending attitude toward parents has won him favor with the far-left leadership of the American Federation of Teachers, whose political action committee released an ad last week supporting his >
Column: Mayoral candidates keep missing the assignment when talking about Boston public schools
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Oct 26, 5:52 AM: The lack of nuanced and meaningful debate from the two Boston mayoral hopefuls about the profound issues facing the Boston Public Schools has been one of the most disappointing aspects of this historic race.
Opinion: Republicans are testing messages to reverse their suburban slide, and education is a winner
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Oct 25, 9:21 AM: Democrats traditionally hold advantages on education, but parental anger at learning loss caused by school closures has shifted the landscape. Many moms and dads blame recalcitrant teachers unions, to whom the Democratic Party is >
Teacher unions, charter school activists spenders in Aurora area school board races
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Oct 25, 6:15 AM: Groups backed by teachers unions and charter schools have made the biggest contributions to the Aurora and Cherry Creek school board races, according to campaign finance records.
Why local school board elections are so important
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Oct 22, 9:31 AM: Thousands of school board elections are taking place in November. Even more will take place in the spring. And something new is happening. Parents are waking up to the fact that school boards work for them, not the other way >
Opinion: McAuliffe’s Gift to the GOP
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Oct 22, 9:26 AM: The moment illustrates again the power of education as a wedge issue. It crosses socio-economic lines, giving Republicans the opportunity to peel back crucial suburban voters who helped Joe Biden to the White House. And it crosses >

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