Where could partisan control of legislatures flip relatively easily, and what are the education policy issues in play in those states?
The American Federation of Teachers is piling on the political ads in key cities and states, and AFT President Randi Weingarten is hopscotching across the country to stump for various candidates.
In addition to the paper-only announcement, Superintendent John White also said the English/language arts portion of the test for students in grades 3-8 would be shortened.
In the Oklahoma superintendent's race, both Democrat John Cox and Republican Joy Hofmeister have come out against high-stakes testing. What other issues are they highlighting?
After enacting changes to literacy instruction and fiscal transparency, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, is seeking re-election against former congressman Bob Beauprez, the Republican nominee.
In a race where K-12 spending is a major issue, Kansas GOP Gov. Sam Brownback is squaring off against a Democratic state legislator, House Minority Leader Paul Davis.
Despite being on opposite sides in the California school chief's race, AFT President Randi Weingarten has worked in concert with the network of charter schools formerly led by Marshall Tuck.
Incumbent GOP Gov. Rick Snyder faces Democrat Mark Schauer, a former legislator and member of Congress, in the contest to be the next governor of Michigan.
In addition to calling for an end to "test and punish" policies, the plan wants government held accountable for providing adequate resources to public schools.
Incumbent Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy is battling Republican Tom Foley to be Connecticut's next governor, with testing emerging as a major K-12 issue.