Election 2005

Read Education Week's comprehensive and continuing coverage of the 2005 state gubernatorial elections.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York won a chance to expand his makeover of the city’s schools last week, as voters overwhelmingly chose to keep him in office for a second term. In Detroit, schools moved from appointed to elected leadership. And the Los Angeles Unified School District won approval to raise billions of dollars to ease crowded classrooms.
November 15, 2005 - Education Week

San Francisco voters approved a nonbinding ballot measure last week that opposes, but doesn’t ban, military recruiting in the city’s public schools and colleges.
November 15, 2005 - Education Week

Timothy M. Kaine, the newly elected governor of Virginia, told a crowd of supporters during his election-night acceptance speech that one of his first plans is to carry out his campaign promise to start a universal prekindergarten program.
November 15, 2005 - Education Week

Supporters of a policy in Wake County, N.C., that seeks to integrate the district’s schools based on family income levels celebrated the outcome of school board elections last week.
November 15, 2005 - Education Week

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger needs to look for ways to join with his political opponents to improve California’s failing schools, observers in the state say, instead of pushing proposals like the ones state voters firmly rejected in a special election last week.
November 15, 2005 - Education Week

The forces seeking to subject the theory of evolution to greater criticism tasted both victory and defeat last week. Kansas officials approved an overhaul of their state science standards to do just that, while voters in a rural Pennsylvania district ousted advocates of “intelligent design” from the school board the same day.
November 15, 2005 - Education Week

A roundup of key education-related races in cities across the nation.
November 9, 2005 - Education Week (Web)

California Rejects Education Measures; New Jersey and Virginia Pick Governors
November 9, 2005 - Education Week (Web)

Detroit residents are voting this week for the city’s first elected school board in six years, but local observers said it was unclear how the change would affect the struggling school district.
November 8, 2005 - Education Week

Starting this week, Denver teachers will be able to sign up for a groundbreaking new pay plan that city voters endorsed Nov. 1 by accepting $25 million in new property taxes.
November 8, 2005 - Education Week

Denver voters go to the polls next week to decide the fate of a new pay plan for teachers, with only a small band of opponents challenging the property-tax hike that would finance the change.
October 25, 2005 - Education Week

The campaign over California education measures pits a political superstar with sagging approval ratings against the state’s most powerful education group in a no-holds-barred bid for power that could leave the loser badly hobbled.
October 25, 2005 - Education Week

To some Colorado residents, Referendum C is the best chance to spare the state’s schools from deep budget cuts. To others, the ballot measure—which will go before voters Nov. 1—represents a steep tax increase and gives lawmakers too much power over how state revenues are spent.
October 18, 2005 - Education Week

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