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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg takes the dais at a charity gala at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The mayor's 12 years of control over city schools has led to major changes in the district's operations.
—Jason DeCrow/AP

Bloomberg-Era School Changes Debated in N.Y.C. Race

Mayor Michael Bloomberg initiated major changes in the city's school system since he took the office in 2002, but just a few are at issue in the battle to take his place.
(October 29, 2013)

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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
Mayor Michael Bloomberg initiated major changes in the city's school system since he took the office in 2002, but just a few are at issue in the battle to take his place.
October 29, 2013 - Education Week
Boston is getting ready to elect its first new mayor in 20 years, and both candidates in the race are making education issues a top priority.
October 29, 2013 - Education Week

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