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Democrat Jahana Hayes, candidate in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District and a former National Teacher of the Year, celebrates her win at an election night rally in Waterbury, Conn.
—H John Voorhees III/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP

In Historic Win, Nationally Recognized Teacher Jahana Hayes Elected to U.S. House

The 2016 National Teacher of the Year will represent Connecticut’s 5th district, becoming the first African-American woman from the state to serve in Congress. (November 7, 2018)

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The newest group of state superintendents, most of them appointed by newly elected governors, is ethnically diverse and full of those with experience in the classroom.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
A restive Democratic base could put presidential hopefuls like Sens. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren on the hot seat over issues such as school choice, corporate involvement in schools, and the connection between education and criminal justice.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
After the election, the teachers who organized the walkouts have a challenge: How will they continue to motivate and sustain the energy of teachers now that there's no big event to organize around? What will be their next step?
December 12, 2018 – Education Week
The 2020 presidential election is right around the corner. And there's a good chance that education could be a higher-profile-than-usual issue in what's shaping up to be a large and unwieldy field of potential candidates.
December 12, 2018 – Education Week
State Assembly member Tony Thurmond ultimately prevailed over former charter school executive Marshall Tuck in a contest that drew more than $50 million in outside campaign spending.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
Topics such as early-childhood education and workforce preparation gain traction as safer and more voter-friendly than harder-edged school accountability issues.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
The new crop of governors and state legislators—many of them Democrats—will be looking to deliver on campaign promises, and there’s a turnover of appointed state superintendents on the horizon.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
When former charter school executive Marshall Tuck called Assemblyman Tony Thurmond to concede over the weekend, it marked another defeat for charter-school advocates in California.
November 28, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
Debates over teacher pay and more money for schools tested voters’ appetite for tax hikes to raise that money. Now comes the reckoning for newly elected officials.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Those who hoped for a “teacher wave” are likely to be disappointed by the election results, but many educators say the losses only strengthen their resolve to fight for better pay and school funding.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week

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