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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker acknowledges high school students during his State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature in January.
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Stakes Are High for K-12 Policy in 2014 Elections

With three dozen governorships and more than 6,000 legislative seats on the ballot, this year's elections could prove pivotal for key education issues. (February 4, 2014)

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With the top K-12 spot up for grabs in seven states, this year's vote could sway policy on contentious issues such as school choice and common standards.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
Incumbent Tom Torlakson and top rival Marshall Tuck are fighting to set themselves apart in the heated June 3 primary race for California's top schools post.
May 27, 2014 - Education Week
Legislators in some states say that putting school board elections on the same calendar as other local races could boost often-anemic turnout.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
With three dozen governorships and more than 6,000 legislative seats on the ballot, this year's elections could prove pivotal for key education issues.
February 4, 2014 - Education Week
A state judge says the Douglas County school system broke campaign laws when it commissioned a white paper supporting the school board's 'reform agenda.'
January 7, 2014 - Education Week
The contentious school board races in Denver and Douglas County were seen as a referendum on the choice-friendly initiatives being advanced in those districts.
November 12, 2013 - Education Week
Re-elected Republican Chris Christie, in New Jersey, and Democratic Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe, in Virginia, each must deal with state legislatures controlled by the opposite party.
November 11, 2013 - Education Week
With both school systems under mayoral control, Bill de Blasio and Martin J. Walsh are well-positioned to make good on campaign pledges for K-12 changes in their cities.
November 11, 2013 - Education Week
Gubernatorial contests in New Jersey and Virginia could affect the direction of school choice and parent-driven education changes in those states, along with spending priorities.
October 29, 2013 - Education Week
Douglas County, Colo., voters are poised to register a verdict on the high-profile policy changes that have been taking place in their suburban district.
October 29, 2013 - Education Week

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