Governors' races in Kentucky and Mississippi took center stage, testing the political muscle of teacher activists and yielding possible policy implications for everything from public employee pensions to teacher pay.
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April 24, 2013
The debate and rhetoric over the common standards is really heating up.
March 07, 2013
The Network for Public Education will support political candidates who oppose high-stakes testing, mass school closures, and the "privatizing" of public schools.
June 06, 2011
Three governors who took on their teachers' unions see their approval ratings slide.
November 02, 2010
All you education watchers who can't wait until Wednesday for the latest election results and analysis, stick with edweek.org for election coverage through the night.
September 16, 2010
Officials from the lucky dozen winners of the $4 billion Race to the Top competition met in Washington to hammer out their budgets and talk about implementations issues.
January 06, 2010
Colorado's Gov. Bill Ritter, a Democrat whose state is engaged in an all-out campaign for a Race to the Top Fund grant, has decided to not run for re-election. It's too soon to say what his decision will mean for the Centennial State's chances in the hot competition for a slice of the $4 billion in...
October 27, 2009
If you haven't already, you should check out my colleague Erik Robelen's story about education in this off-year election. He points out that the very tight races for governor in New Jersey and Virginia will help shed some light on how well the Democratic brand is faring, now that the party is in cha...
October 15, 2009
New tax data shows that as the national economy shows signs of recovery, states are still in big, big trouble.
September 25, 2009
For the first time ever, gambling revenue is down in states by 2.8 percent. And that has implications for K-12.