Democrat Bill de Blasio wins by a landslide in New York City, while state Rep. Martin J. Walsh is elected in Boston.
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November 05, 2013
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.
September 24, 2013
A dozen candidates are vying to succeed Mayor Thomas Menino and take the reins over the 57,000-student school system.
September 11, 2013
Bill De Blasio took first, though a runoff election is possible. De Blasio's education views indicate that big changes are possible in the mayorally run district.
September 10, 2013
Voters in New York City will narrow the field of candidates vying to succeed Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg who has tightly controlled the city's school system for the last 12 years.
July 22, 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 16, 2013
A crowded field of candidates has produced numerous ideas for the city's system of 1.1 million students.
March 18, 2013
Maryland's second largest school system needs a dramatic governance change to improve student achievement, county executive argues.
April 17, 2012
The recent report from the superintendent of the 33,000-student district was meant to counter a proposal from a city-based nonprofit that the district undergo sweeping change.
December 21, 2011
Paul G. Vallas said he plans to serve in an interim role to stabilize the district for a permanent schools chief.