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.
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November 07, 2018
November 02, 2018
High school teacher Jenefer Pasqua is running for Wyoming's state legislature to fight against education funding cuts.
October 30, 2018
"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.
April 09, 2018
The state's supreme court said last year the state's legislature must come up with more money for its school system by the end of this month. Many predict $534 million won't be enough.
January 02, 2018
All but three states will hold legislative sessions this year, and issues such as accountability plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act, school funding, and school choice are up for debate.
August 14, 2017
The state's House of Representatives now needs to also override the veto in order for the funding formula to go into effect and for the state's schools to receive millions of held up funds.
February 07, 2017
States are wrestling with several key issues this session including accountability plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act that can prove pivotal in the coming years.
August 16, 2016
If the state loses the adequacy portion of the Gannon v. Kansas case, it could owe its schools close to $400 million more.
June 14, 2016
State's legislators are preparing for a June 23 special session where they will attempt to address a court order to make the K-12 funding formula more equitable.
June 08, 2016
By consolidating some of the state's 280 school districts state officials are hoping to save millions of dollars and give students in small towns greater access to academically rigorous programs and more electives like the arts.