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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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A high school math teacher ousted the majority leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives on Tuesday, with a narrow win in the GOP primary race.
May 23, 2018 – AP
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
California voters have seen a barrage of sunny television ads in recent weeks touting former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's record on finances, crime, and education, aired by Families & Teachers for Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor 2018.
May 15, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
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
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

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