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Governor Andrew Cuomo walks to record his ballot after voting in the Democratic primary election on Sept. 9 in Mount Kisco, N.Y.
—Craig Ruttle/AP

Common-Core Discontent Reflected in N.Y. Primary

Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily won his Democratic contest, but his anti-common-core challenger made a stronger-than-expected showing. (September 15, 2014)

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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
Depending on which party takes control of the chamber, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., or Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is seen as most likely to helm the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
Legislation in Congress would open the door to "staggered testing," letting states give summative exams only in certain grades in a departure from the NCLB testing regime.
October 13, 2014 - Education Week
School funding, class size, and governance are among the issues facing voters on various education-focused state initiatives, referendums, and amendments.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
Accountability, governance, common standards, and funding are among the top issues in the tight races for governor and state schools superintendent in Georgia.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily won his Democratic contest, but his anti-common-core challenger made a stronger-than-expected showing.
September 15, 2014 - Education Week

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