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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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The primaries are over, and nearly two-thirds of the current classroom teachers who were vying for state seats will move on to the general election, an Education Week analysis found.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
Discussion of Wisconsin's school spending has come to dominate the gubernatorial contest between Walker and Evers, both of whom have made their education records a high-profile piece of their pitch to Wisconsin voters.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
In a live event that will also be streamed online, policymakers, analysts, and Education Week journalists examine the 2018 midterm elections and what education issues are likely to resonate in the fast-approaching 2020 election year, with control of both the White House and Congress in the balance.
September 20, 2018 – Education Week
Public school funding, teacher pay, and improving academic outcomes in the Every Student Succeeds Act era have fueled midterm-election debate in many states. Here's some key issues and states to watch.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
Any discussion in politics of the future of education in Ohio inevitably turns to the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.
September 14, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
In the aftermath of this spring's teacher protests, more educators are running for state office—and the National Education Association is seizing on the political moment.
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
Tony Thurmond and Marshall Tuck differed sharply on issues such as how to improve teacher quality and how to get more money for California's schools.
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
The mother of a Florida high school massacre victim easily won a school board seat Tuesday, but the father of another victim was trailing an incumbent and a former teacher lost to another in an election seen as a referendum on district policies before and after February's shooting.
August 29, 2018 – AP
Principals, much like their teacher colleagues who are seeking elected office this year, want a bigger voice in shaping state education policy and other issues that directly affect schooling.
August 7, 2018 – Education Week
Career and college readiness has overshadowed another pressing need in education: citizenship readiness, writes public school teacher Mark Weber.
July 24, 2018 – Education Week

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