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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker gives a thumbs-up after speaking at his campaign victory party on Nov. 4 in West Allis, Wis. Walker defeated Democratic gubernatorial challenger Mary Burke.
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States' K-12 Policies in Play in Wake of GOP Surge

School choice programs and efforts to overhaul education funding systems could get a boost from the wave of new and re-elected Republican governors and state lawmakers. (November 7, 2014)

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12/17 09:58 am | Ohio Needs to Tighten Charter School Oversight, Report Says | In response to a major study showing poor performance among Ohio charter schools, a national education-consulting group is proposing several policy changes for the state.

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Lawmakers and governors—new and re-elected—are likely to turn their attention to standards, testing, funding, and school choice when the curtain rises on the 2015 legislative season.
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
Ensuring that charter schools don't turn away students with special needs and English-learners is the goal of secret-caller programs in the District of Columbia and Massachusetts.
December 5, 2014 - Education Week
School choice programs and efforts to overhaul education funding systems could get a boost from the wave of new and re-elected Republican governors and state lawmakers.
November 7, 2014 - Education Week
As the charter sector matures, it faces increasing pressure to close schools that fail to perform—a situation that could become more common.
November 4, 2014 - Education Week
The underwhelming performance of many charters should be a call to action, Richard D. Kahlenberg and Halley Potter say.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
October 27, 2014 - Education Week
Midterm elections and forceful advocacy efforts could reverse long-held resistance in Alabama, Kentucky, and Nebraska.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
Florida is wading into largely uncharted waters with an effort to fuel collaboration between regular public schools and charters, at a time when several big-city districts have sought similar ties.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
Accountability, governance, common standards, and funding are among the top issues in the tight races for governor and state schools superintendent in Georgia.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
Public and private financing is not keeping up with demand for charters, says the report, which also highlights how states can make it easier for the schools to pay for facilities.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week

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