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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

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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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Education Week is tracking a new wave of activism in which teachers are filing to run for their state legislatures—and the numbers are impressive.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
Prominent charter school supporters are dishing out campaign money, as key gubernatorial races in several states have now begun in earnest.
July 5, 2018 – AP
Fired up, but wary about political pitfalls, teachers running for office in Oklahoma make their case to the voters—and sometimes end up competing with each other.
June 25, 2018 – Education Week
Driven by concerns about school safety and a wave of teacher activism over pay, state legislatures tackled contentious education topics in recent sessions, despite the campaign-year hazards.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week
Fresh off a wave of strikes and protests in several states, education activists aim to turn that momentum into electoral victories in this fall's midterm elections.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
Activists hope to ride momentum from labor activism in states like Arizona and Oklahoma to legislative and even gubernatorial victories that will help break GOP dominance in statehouses.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
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

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