Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who won his primary in a landslide, pledged to make sure districts are efficiently and effectively spending the money the state gives them.
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The state has fought with the federal government and civil rights activists over how it holds schools accountable for some groups of students. Florida is the only state still without a federally approved plan.
Republican Diane Douglas originally ran on a platform of getting rid of the state's common core standards, but ended up in a legally fraught relationship with the state's board of education.
The ruling last week blocking a ballot measure that would have pumped $690 million more into schools has lit a match under an already combustible midterm election.