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November 05, 2013

Proposed Colorado Tax Hike to Aid Schools Gets Drubbed at the Polls

A $950 million tax increase to benefit Colorado public schools that would have also restructured education finance in the state was soundly defeated by voters.

November 05, 2013

Terry McAuliffe Wins Va. Governor's Race: More Money for K-12?

Democrat Terry McAuliffe beat Republican Ken Cuccinelli to be Virginia's next governor, setting the stage for potential education policy debates over funding and accountability in that state.

November 05, 2013

Gov. Christie Coasts to Re-Election Victory in New Jersey

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.

November 05, 2013

Ready for Election Day ... 2014! Three Dozen Gubernatorial Contests Await

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.

October 29, 2013

Can Bloomberg, Melinda Gates Cash Push Colo. Tax Hike to Victory?

Melinda Gates and a philanthropy associated with Gotham City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have contributed significantly to the Amendment 66 campaign in Colorado.

October 24, 2013

Va. Gubernatorial Candidates Spar Over Testing, Teacher Pay, School Choice

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 14, 2013

Local Superintendent on Colorado's K-12 Tax Increase: Money for the Classroom

Eagle County Superintendent Jason Glass, Iowa's former state superintendent, says Colorado's Amendment 66 would significantly help his needy students.

October 14, 2013

Colorado's Swing County Could Decide Fate of Amendment 66's K-12 Tax Hike

Voters in Colorado's Jefferson County, just outside of Denver, could be the X-factor in the fate of a tax increase designed to help public schools.

October 12, 2013

Needy Students, Higher Taxes, and State Power Highlight Colorado Election

A proposed tax increase to reboot Colorado's K-12 funding system that requires voter approval is sparking political passions across the state.

September 13, 2013

Tony Bennett's Newest Problem: Illegal Use of His Indiana Office?

New emails and computer data from Tony Bennett's tenure as Indiana state schools chief may show that he improperly used state office for political purposes.

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