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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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Educators in charter schools are making changes to meet new professional development, curriculum, and technology needs.
January 22, 2013 - Education Week
At Perspectives, the question of school culture and climate is not a side note—it's at the core of the school's mission.
January 4, 2013 - Quality Counts
The 16 victors splitting $400 million in district Race to the Top awards include charters, midsize systems, and two consortia.
January 4, 2013 - Education Week
Las Vegas, Tampa, and Dallas showed the fastest growth among districts where charter enrollment tops 10 percent, a study says.
November 14, 2012 - Education Week
The state's Joint Fiscal Committee approved an additional $4.45 million to help cover the costs of the state's charter schools.
November 9, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
Participating districts would gain more flexibility on such core issues as curriculum, instruction, funding, and school scheduling.
November 6, 2012 - Education Week
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

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