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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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03/26 07:39 am | The Good, the Bad, and the Urgent: An Honest Confession From a Teacher-Mom | I never fully internalized the power of the phrase a "sense of urgency" in education until I needed other people to have it for my 8-year-old daughter and it seemed ...

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School choice, a state-run district, teacher evaluations, and K-12 funding are among the issues facing legislators now in the midst of their biennial session.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
The crisply produced education quarterly straddles the worlds of newsstand magazines and academic journals—and sometimes sparks controversy along the way.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
Roughly half of the state's 1.1 million schoolchildren are eligible for vouchers, including students who have never attended public schools.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
At a time when school library services in many big cities are feeling squeezed, the Big Apple's declines are steeper than most, advocates say.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
New Republican governors in Illinois, Maryland, and Massachusetts are looking to push K-12 initiatives and make budget choices affecting schools in states where Democrats control the legislatures.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
Students would benefit from a well-defined, but limited governmental role in schools, write Paul T. Hill and Ashley Jochim.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
The $1 million award from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation brought districts scholarship money, technical assistance, and recognition, but did not fuel sufficient improvement in student achievement.
February 13, 2015 - Education Week
As public K-12 options multiply in some cities, families are paying for experts to guide them through the selection and enrollment processes.
February 3, 2015 - Education Week
The nation's largest charter network annually prepares principal candidates with intensive training and support.
January 21, 2015 - Education Week
High-choice cities such as New Orleans and Denver have tried to simplify the school-selection process for families, but challenges remain.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week

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