School & District Management Jackpot of Cash From Outsiders Helped Insurgent in La. Board Race
The race for a seat on Louisiana's board of education attracted the attention of education activists and politically connected individuals—and unleashed a torrent of spending.
Teaching Profession Relationship Between Advocacy Groups, Unions Uneasy
New organizations are jousting with teacher groups for influence on policy issues.
Education Funding Outside Advocacy Groups Target Local School Board Elections
A new breed of K-12 advocacy organizations is making its campaign-cash influence felt in local school board contests.
Education The Changing Face of Education Advocacy: Political Capital in Colorado
Colorado’s largest teachers’ union and two of the education advocacy organizations profiled in this Education Week series made significant political contributions and endorsed candidates in state elections in 2010.
Education The Changing Face of Education Advocacy: Trickle Down
A number of prominent foundations have supported the charitable wings of national education advocacy groups. The engagement of philanthropies in policy advocacy is a relatively recent phenomenon that roughly parallels such education groups’ expansion over the past decade. This list details three foundations’ investments; it is not a comprehensive list of all private foundation contributions, nor does it include local, public, or community charities’ contributions.