School & District Management New Orleans Board Seat Goes to Charter Advocate
Sarah Newell Usdin, a Democrat whose campaign for the Orleans Parish school board in New Orleans drew attention for its big contributions from out-of-state education activists, won the 3rd District seat with 58 percent of the vote.
Federal Democrat Wins Key Contest in Texas State Board Race
The social conservatives on the Texas board of education lost a key vote when Republican incumbent Carlos "Charlie" Garza lost to Democrat Martha Dominguez, likely helping move the board in a more moderate direction.
Curriculum Tax for Arts Education Given Nod in Portland, Ore.
Voters agreed to a new tax to help pay for arts education in Portland, Ore.
Special Education Voters Grant Aid Increase for Mo. Special Ed. District
In St. Louis County, Mo., voters approved a tax increase for the special school district that serves about 25,000 students with disabilities in 22 districts in the county, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
School & District Management Labor, Charter Forces Notch State-Level Election Wins
Teachers' unions and charter school champions in various states had plenty to cheer in the wake of the Nov. 6 balloting.
Federal Respite on Ed. Issues Unlikely for Election Winners
Looming budget cuts, ESEA reauthorization, and a Pell Grant shortfall will all confront Congress and the White House.