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Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., waves after claiming victory on Nov. 4 in Knoxville, Tenn.
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GOP Leaders in Congress Outline Education Priorities

School choice measures, renewal of the NCLB law, and a scaled-back federal footprint on K-12 are on the table for Republican leaders in Congress. (November 7, 2014)

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12/17 07:57 am | Some Waiver States May Be Able to Pause Accountability Systems This Year | Waiver states that are rolling out brand new assessments this school year may not have to worry about federal consequences stemming from the tests.

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The battle for the Golden State's top K-12 spot—with teachers' unions backing incumbent Tom Torlakson's successful re-election bid—became a proxy war over K-12 policy.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
More than $60 million in campaign money failed to unseat key Republican governors or secure the Democrats' majority in the U.S. Senate.
November 7, 2014 - Education Week
School choice measures, renewal of the NCLB law, and a scaled-back federal footprint on K-12 are on the table for Republican leaders in Congress.
November 7, 2014 - Education Week
A midterm election that vastly favored Republicans at virtually every level leaves President Barack Obama with far fewer allies in states and in Congress to champion his policy priorities.
November 6, 2014 - Education Week
Education is front and center in dozens of federal, state, and local contests in this pivotal midterm election year. Here's a selection of key contests to watch on election night.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
In a pivotal midterm election cycle, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association expect to spend big, in hopes of unseating Republican governors and flipping control of conservative state legislatures.
October 22, 2014 - Education Week
With control of the U.S. Senate at stake, the two national teachers' unions are among those pouring campaign funds into pivotal contests with implications for education policy.
October 22, 2014 - Education Week
The race between state schools chief Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck centers on whether the Golden State is on the right path in reinventing its public schools.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
Incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist are both pledging greater financial support for schools in their close election contest.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week

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