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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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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
Conflict over a charter moratorium underscores national tensions over charter funding and management.
October 2, 2012 - Education Week
An overhaul of Pennsylvania's special-education funding system is on hold this fall, awaiting agreement on proposed charter law changes, according to the chairman of the House Democratic Policy Committee.
September 28, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
Job openings in several states could provide momentum for advocates seeking to push politically sensitive agendas.
September 18, 2012 - Education Week
Change is inevitable, and school leaders need to imitate others' success, Robert Maranto and Rod Paige write.
September 18, 2012 - Education Week

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