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Election 2010

Voters in many Minnesota and Ohio communities turned down requests for tax levies linked to funding for public schools.
Voters in many Minnesota and Ohio communities turned down requests for tax levies linked to funding for public schools.
Pat Auckerman/Middletown Journal/AP
Education Funding Levies' Rejection Squeezes School Districts
Voters in many Ohio and Minnesota communities turned down bids to boost school funding.
Bryan Toporek, November 16, 2010
4 min read
Sen.-elect Rand Paul, R-Ky. awaits an interview in Bowling Green, Ky., on Nov. 3. The Republican wants to scrap the U.S. Department of Education.
Sen.-elect Rand Paul, R-Ky. awaits an interview in Bowling Green, Ky., on Nov. 3. The Republican wants to scrap the U.S. Department of Education.
Ed Reinke/AP
School & District Management Insiders Ask: Can K-12 Dodge Congressional Gridlock?
Bipartisan cooperation is possible, though not assured, in a Congress reshaped by big Republican gains.
Alyson Klein, November 5, 2010
8 min read
Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at his victory party in Buda, Texas, on Nov. 2.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at his victory party in Buda, Texas, on Nov. 2.
LM Otero/AP
School & District Management In States, GOP Winners Mapping Course for K-12
A fresh crop of Republican governors and state legislators face the legacy of K-12 policy choices of those they replaced.
Sean Cavanagh, November 5, 2010
9 min read
Ohio Gov.-elect John Kasich celebrates his victory during the Ohio Republican Party celebration on Nov. 3 in Columbus, Ohio. Kasich defeated incumbent Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland.
Ohio Gov.-elect John Kasich celebrates his victory during the Ohio Republican Party celebration on Nov. 3 in Columbus, Ohio. Kasich defeated incumbent Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland.
Tony Dejak/AP
States Republicans Gain Clout in State-Level Offices
New GOP governors and state school chiefs will be poised to wield fresh influence on education policy.
Sean Cavanagh, November 3, 2010
8 min read
House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio celebrates a GOP victory that changes the balance of power in Congress and will likely elevate him to speaker of the House, during an election night gathering hosted by the National Republican Congressional Committee on Nov. 2 in Washington.
House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio celebrates a GOP victory that changes the balance of power in Congress and will likely elevate him to speaker of the House, during an election night gathering hosted by the National Republican Congressional Committee on Nov. 2 in Washington.
Cliff Owen/AP
Federal GOP Gains Could Prompt Funding, Policy Shifts
There’s likely to be less appetite for education spending and an expansive role for the federal government in K-12 matters.
Alyson Klein, November 3, 2010
5 min read
School Climate & Safety Voters Grapple with Ballot Measures on Education
A bid to loosen Florida’s class-size limits headed toward defeat, as did dueling measures in Oklahoma that centered on school funding.
Dakarai I. Aarons, November 3, 2010
4 min read
Federal How Election 2010 Could Influence Education
Education Week reporters Alyson Klein and Sean Cavanagh discuss the races to watch.
November 2, 2010
1 min read
Bruno DiSimone, of Baltimore, Md., casts his vote at Engine House Number 2 in Baltimore, Md., on Nov. 2.
Bruno DiSimone, of Baltimore, Md., casts his vote at Engine House Number 2 in Baltimore, Md., on Nov. 2.
Jacquelyn Martin/AP
Federal Election Stakes High for Education Policy, Spending
Voter choices from the federal level on down may have broad implications for K-12 initiatives in a year dominated by fiscal concerns.
Alyson Klein & Sean Cavanagh, November 2, 2010
10 min read
Federal Key Federal Races
This slideshow looks at the candidates in the top congressional races to watch for their potential impact on education policy.
October 27, 2010
Roy Barnes, the Democratic candidate for governor in Georgia, departs on a campaign tour via school bus in Marietta. The former governor is squaring off against former GOP congressman Nathan Deal and Libertarian John Monds.
Roy Barnes, the Democratic candidate for governor in Georgia, departs on a campaign tour via school bus in Marietta. The former governor is squaring off against former GOP congressman Nathan Deal and Libertarian John Monds.
David Goldman/AP
Education Funding School Fiscal Concerns Haunt Electoral Landscape
Money for schools—how to spend it, or make do without it—has emerged as a major issue in many federal and state races.
Alyson Klein & Sean Cavanagh, October 26, 2010
3 min read
Federal 2010 Races for Governor & State Schools Chief
This interactive map details the 37 gubernatorial and seven state superintendents races on the ballot and where the leading candidates stand on education issues.
Kathryn Dorko & Chienyi Cheri Hung, October 25, 2010
Union members in Florida rally as early balloting starts. The stimulus program’s effectiveness in securing education and other jobs has been a hot topic in electoral contests nationwide.
Union members in Florida rally as early balloting starts. The stimulus program’s effectiveness in securing education and other jobs has been a hot topic in electoral contests nationwide.
Joe Raedle/Getty
School & District Management Stimulus-Aid Bonanza Draws Heat on Campaign Trail
Republicans slam the economic-stimulus package, while some Democrats argue its $100 billion in education aid helped preserve crucial school jobs.
Alyson Klein, October 22, 2010
5 min read
Federal Prominent Education-Related Ballot Measures
Highlights of ballot questions and proposed constitutional amendments that will affect K-12 public education policy.
Chienyi Cheri Hung, October 19, 2010
Education Funding Ballot Measures Reflect States' Shaky Economies
K-12 funding issues directly or indirectly dominate education-related state ballot measures around the country this election year.
Alyson Klein, October 19, 2010
7 min read