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Nick Melvoin, newly elected to the Los Angeles school board, greets supporter Amy Baker, right, at his election night party in May. Melvoin, with millions of dollars in backing from charter school supporters, unseated a two-term incumbent who was heavily supported by the city’s teachers’ union.
—Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Will Pro-Charter Victory in Los Angeles Spread to Other Cities?

Massive spending to secure a pro-charter majority on one city's school board could embolden proponents of charter schools to do the same in other cities and states. (May 30, 2017)

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School finance and policy changes driven by the Every Student Succeeds Act are on the horizon as all but three state legislatures go into full swing this month.
January 17, 2018 – Education Week
The political maneuvers used by education policy advocates to animate moderate voters over those issues in New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington could provide a script next year when 38 governors and most state legislators are up for election.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
Massive spending to secure a pro-charter majority on one city's school board could embolden proponents of charter schools to do the same in other cities and states.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
Better civics training in schools can help to prepare voting citizens, write Web Hutchins and Megan Heubeck.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week
While national politics are still creating sharp divides in school communities, most teachers aren't avoiding the topic, says a survey from the Education Week Research Center.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
All eyes will be on the Supreme Court later this month when it hears a case that could either expand or curtail the rights of transgender students.
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
Former Delaware governor Jack Markell weighs in on how states should respond to the shifting federal education landscape.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
Educators, policymakers, and public education advocates sent Education Week Commentary dozens of submissions following the election. Here’s what they had to say.
January 19, 2017 – Education Week

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