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November 08, 2018

Five New Governors to Watch On Education

Thanks in part to ESSA and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' efforts to shrink the Education Department, governors will have even more say in K-12 education.

November 07, 2018

Wisconsin Chief Tony Evers Upsets Incumbent Scott Walker in Governor's Race

The contest had been close from the start, with Evers campaigning on a promise to restore respect for the state's teachers and financially bail out its school system.

November 07, 2018

Governors, State Chiefs, and Ballot Measures: What Voters Decided

Education spending. Teacher pay. School choice. School safety. K-12 education played a huge part in the 2018 midterm elections, especially at the state level.

November 02, 2018

Why Is This Teacher Running for Office? To Help 'Students Get What They Deserve'

High school teacher Jenefer Pasqua is running for Wyoming's state legislature to fight against education funding cuts.

October 30, 2018

Meet the Indiana Teacher Running to Unseat the State's House Education Chair

"I'm running because I'm not happy with the state of education," said veteran educator Kevin Leineweber, who is one of several teachers running for the state's legislature this year.

July 23, 2018

New Mexico School Finance Ruling Throws Wrench Into Gubernatorial Race

New Mexico is one of many states this year where candidates for state office are at odds over how the state should provide schools with more money.

May 09, 2018

Did #RedForEd Just Capture Its First Midterm Victory?

In Tuesday night's Republican primary in West Virginia, Robert Karnes, a West Virginia Republican state senator who lashed out at teachers during their nine-day strike, lost to pro-labor candidate Bill Hamilton.

August 04, 2016

Amid Funding Backlash, Conservative Kansas Legislators Lose in Primary

In the continuing fallout over widespread budget problems in Kansas, several conservative lawmakers opposed to increasing school funding lost their Republican primary races Tuesday.

March 11, 2016

Could Ben Carson be the Next U.S. Secretary of Education?

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump told a debate audience Thursday that former candidate Ben Carson would "be very involved with education" in a Trump administration.

November 23, 2015

Louisiana Election Results Cloud Future of Common Core, Vouchers, Charters

Edwards received a groundswell of support from the state's teachers' unions for his opposition to vouchers and charter schools.

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