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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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States' K-12 Policies in Play in Wake of GOP Surge

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)

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04/29 12:01 pm | Bill Reauthorizing D.C. Private School Voucher Program Passes U.S. House | Earlier this month, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the bill, which is sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah

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Lawmakers have revamped a state law in hopes it will pass constitutional muster and allow the fledgling charter sector to stay alive.
March 21, 2016 - Education Week
Many states rely too heavily on standardized testing, open their doors too easily to charters and vouchers, and fall short in supporting teachers, the Network for Public Education says.
February 9, 2016 - Education Week
Though testing mandates remain under ESSA, those aiming to rein in assessments say the new law's flexibility for states may work to their advantage.
January 14, 2016 - Education Week
The House of Representatives would let states' Title I aid follow disadvantaged students to the public schools of their choice, but the portability rule doesn't go far enough for some.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
The latest opinions polls from PDK/Gallup and Education Next gauge public sentiment on a range of heated education issues, including common-core standards, standardized testing, and school choice.
August 23, 2015 - Education Week
School choice offers educators opportunities to innovate and lead in the classroom and beyond, argues former teachers' union president Doug Tuthill.
August 4, 2015 - Education Week
Many state legislatures notched incremental steps in expanding the scope and budgets for publicly funded early-care and -education programs.
July 7, 2015 - Education Week
A broad new law will give parents near-total control over how state education dollars are spent on their children, through education savings accounts.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
June 8, 2015 - Education Week
June 1, 2015 - Education Week

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