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School choice advocate announces run for SC superintendent of education
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Nov 22, 7:13 AM: Ellen Weaver, president and CEO of the Palmetto Promise Institute and chairman of the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, announced her candidacy Sunday in an editorial published in The State newspaper.
In Virginia, frustration with schooling during the pandemic played a part in Youngkin’s win.
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Nov 15, 10:31 AM:

While some parents supported the cautious approach — driven by teachers’ unions, school boards and some administrators — others became frustrated and angry, especially in suburban counties like Fairfax and Arlington. >

Former Senate Leader Gloria Romero Joins Fix California Initiative for School Choice Funding
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Nov 15, 6:03 AM: Ric Grenell, founder of Fix California, who served as Ambassador to Germany and Acting Director of National Intelligence, announced Friday that former California State Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero has endorsed Fix >
The School Board Revolt
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Nov 8, 10:29 AM: Glenn Youngkin’s use of the education issue to win the Virginia Governor’s race is getting most of the media attention, but less well known is that Tuesday saw a parental revolt against school boards in many parts of the >
Anxiety Over Schools Fired Up Voters This Year. What About 2022?
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Nov 5, 8:45 AM: Politicians and others trying to draw on anxiety and dissatisfaction with schools on a variety of issues pushed education to the center of the political stage this election season, and will likely try to keep them there through >
New Jersey’s Education Rebellion Was a Long Time Coming But Democrats didn’t heed the signs
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Nov 5, 7:49 AM:

Who could have predicted this? Well, anyone with a kid in public school during the pandemic paralysis of last year. I won’t pretend that my own experience is more meaningful than anyone else’s. But the singular of data is >

Why education was a top voter priority this election
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Nov 4, 9:59 AM: Instead, the parents she talks to are upset that their children are still struggling, socially and emotionally as well as academically. She likens extended remote schooling to a form of "solitary confinement." Fights are breaking >
Youngkin Makes the GOP the Parents’ Party
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Nov 4, 9:58 AM: He should offer parents education savings accounts (revenue from Virginia’s lottery could provide $500 a year for every student), expand school choice through charters and tuition tax credits, and hold school board elections in >
In Virginia, frustration with schooling during the pandemic played a part in Youngkin’s win.
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Nov 4, 9:56 AM: Last year, districts in Virginia, led by Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat, were some of the last to reopen classrooms full-time. While some parents supported the cautious approach — driven by teachers’ unions, school boards and >
Black and Latino voters often pick Democrats. But Republicans of color just won 2 big ‘firsts&
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Nov 4, 6:25 AM: In addition to the HBCUs — funding for which Youngkin has said he plans to include in his budget — Sears is an advocate for government-funded school vouchers, which she has said could help Black students in communities with >
Albuquerque election blow to teacher’s union, victory to biz
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Nov 4, 5:58 AM: The teachers union in New Mexico’s largest city will have fewer friends on the school board next year, after three school board candidates won Tuesday’s election without union support.
Aurora election results: Charter educator Anne Keke gets most votes, union keeps board majority
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Nov 4, 5:19 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.
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.

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