Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, who was backed by the Chicago Teachers Union and ran a campaign largely focused on education, garnered nearly 34 percent of the vote.
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Philadelphia officials hope a new governor will bring some financial relief, while Washington's new mayor has pledged to keep schools chancellor Kaya Henderson.
May 13, 2014
Newark voters heavily favored Ras Baraka, a city councilor and former high school principal who has been an outspoken critic of the state-appointed superintendent Cami Anderson.
April 02, 2014
Washington voters rejected a second term for Mayor Vincent Gray in the Democratic primary, leaving big questions about the future of the city's schools chancellor, Kaya Henderson.
December 27, 2013
The Douglas County district sought to influence its school board election when it commissioned and publicized a report about its "reform agenda" by the American Enterprise Institute, a judge finds.
September 25, 2013
A Boston city councilor, who ran on a school reform agenda, and a state representative who is a strong supporter of organized labor, will face off in November to succeed longtime Mayor Thomas Menino.
July 29, 2013
A new coalition of local education reform advocates has organized to make sure that the future of Boston's public schools is the front-and-center issue in the city's first competitive mayoral election in a generation.
July 17, 2013
A crowded field of candidates has produced numerous ideas for the city's system of 1.1 million students.
May 22, 2013
The candidate backed by a coalition of wealthy education activists that include New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was heavily favored to win the runoff for the seat that represents the San Fernando Valley.
March 07, 2013
Michelle Rhee and other education activists continue to test their influence in local school board races.