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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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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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Lawmakers failed to agree on a bill to set up a commission looking into charter finance.
October 30, 2012 - Education Week
The approach of mixing online instruction and face-to-face learning comes as Catholic schools face increasing competition from charter schools.
October 23, 2012 - Education Week
Students in a Grand Rapids, Mich., innovation program blend virtual education and real-world experiences to prepare for college and careers.
October 23, 2012 - Education Week
Advocates for new charter schools urged the state Board of Education Wednesday to reconsider its blanket denial of all new applications, but the board did not budge.
October 19, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
Chester E. Finn Jr. and Jessica A. Hockett write that exam schools offer a great high school education to students that is both free and competitive.
October 18, 2012 - Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education says the Pennsylvania Education Department "acted prematurely" when it changed rules for how charter schools can meet academic-performance standards on the annual PSSA achievement test.
October 16, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
The latest state to allow charters wrestles with how to manage their growth and relationship with regular public schools.
October 16, 2012 - Education Week
A tight race for governor, the burden of rebuilding a school funding system, and a ballot measure on charter schools could transform education in Washington state.
October 16, 2012 - Education Week
Education experts characterize the near-sweep of the school's top management as highly unusual and potentially damaging in the long term.
October 15, 2012 - Digital Directions
The California school that parents want to turn into a charter now has two organizations seeking to make the change.
October 8, 2012 - Education Week

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