Incumbent GOP New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a public antagonist of teachers' unions, easily beat state Sen. Barbara Buono, the Democratic nominee, in the 2013 governor's race.
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November 05, 2013
November 05, 2013
Although the 2013 slate of state elections is relatively small, there will be big K-12 impacts from dozens of elections for governor in 2014.
November 04, 2013
School district leaders in Oklahoma are increasingly unhappy with the state's A-F school accountability system following data problems, but Gov. Mary Fallin wants them to knock off the criticism.
October 31, 2013
Five Wisconsin teachers have sued to permit provisions of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's controversial Act 10 regarding collective bargaining, passed in 2011, to proceed.
October 24, 2013
Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe, the two candidates for governor in Virginia, focused on school choice, testing, teacher pay, and school safety during their Thursday night debate.
October 22, 2013
A-F school accountability is at the heart of a lawsuit filed by Indiana Superintendent Glenda Ritz against the state board of education over open meetings.
October 16, 2013
The Florida board of education is dropping common-core reading and lesson suggestions from its standards implementation, but districts can choose to use them.
September 27, 2013
News on state education chiefs for the week of Sept. 23 included a new Oregon K-12 boss and a skydiving Rhode Island education commissioner.
September 25, 2013
There seems to be some disparity between Gov. Rick Scott's public comments on a common-core testing consortium and his official correspondence on the matter.
September 23, 2013
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has told U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan that the state will pull out of a consortia developing common-core-aligned tests, the Associated Press says.