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The mayor has a significant impact on crime, the economy, and housing in Indianapolis — all of which affect the educators and students who go to school here. Here’s how the candidates plan to tackle these issues, and more.
Schools would have to inform parents if a student requests to change their name or pronouns for any reason under the bill.
Candidates want to lengthen the school day, offer free transportation, knock down old buildings, and raise teacher pay, among other ideas.
We want your input in our voter guide for the Newark school board election in April. Send us your questions by March 30.
Chalkbeat breaks down Paul Vallas’ and Brandon Johnson’s positions on education issues.
Board President Reginald Streater wants the city to increase annual local funding for the district by $318 million by 2027.
Newark voters will pick from a list of new and returning candidates when they cast their ballots on April 25.
Supporters of the former Chicago schools chief Paul Vallas interrupted a press conference held by Brandon Johnson backers aimed at denouncing Vallas’ schools record ahead of the heated mayoral runoff election.
From teacher to elected official: How Brandon Johnson’s organizing roots set the stage for mayoral run
As the Chicago Teachers Union found its political footing, Johnson worked on the union’s front line. Now, his years of knocking on doors might be his secret weapon to win over voters.
Both the state Senate and Assembly called to remove Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposal to allow New York City to open more than 100 new charter schools.
17 candidates are on the ballot. It’s the first wide-open mayoral race in Denver in 12 years.
The Denver mayor plays no formal role in running the school system, but that hasn’t stopped some candidates from suggesting that person should have a louder voice and even appoint members to the school board.
Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas are in a runoff to be Chicago’s next mayor. Here’s how they answered 10 important education questions.
The top two candidates to be Chicago’s next mayor are headed to a runoff election. Both have deep experience in public education, but differ on many key challenges facing the school district. Here’s how they answered a Chalkbeat questionnaire.
With nearly all precincts reporting, former Chicago schools CEO Paul Vallas and teachers union organizer Brandon Johnson are headed to a runoff to be Chicago’s next mayor on April 4.
The Kids Campaignhas detailed policy proposals for issues like the teacher shortage, summer jobs, and juvenile justice.
Indiana is one of 41 states where local school board candidates aren’t identified by party on ballots.
Candidates have taken aim at Vallas, arguing he helped create Chicago schools’ current financial problems and laid the groundwork that led to the eventual closing of Black and Latino schools.
Lori Lightfoot could be the last Chicago mayor with control of the city’s public schools. How has she done so far?
Lightfoot struggled with labor relations and pandemic school closures, changed her views on an elected school board, and plowed more city money into school building repairs during her first term.
Help us create Chalkbeat’s voter guide ahead of the primary election.
Among the concerns is that the maps would dilute the power of Latino voters in southwest Denver.
Newark nonprofit celebrates “votingtine’s week” to raise turnout in this year’s school board election
With only 3% of voters participating in last year’s school board election, Newark based group Project Ready hopes to increase this year’s turnout.
Community Education Councils are volunteer boards that contribute to decisions made around school district zoning, education material, school buildings, and more.
Mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson calls for free transit rides for students, more support for Chicago schools
The Cook Commissioner and Teachers Union organizer’s education platform includes tackling the district’s school funding model and providing free public transit rides and universal child care.
The small Marion County school district enjoyed broad support for its two previous ballot questions it placed before voters in 2010 and 2016.
The mayor appoints school board members and with the city council decides Philadelphia’s contribution to the district budget.
After collecting dozens of questions from readers, Chalkbeat Chicago sent 10 to the candidates running for mayor. Here’s a look at where they stand on the top issues facing Chicago Public Schools.
Pledges to continue advocating for teachers and public schools
Chicago Board of Ethics calls for watchdogs to investigate mayor’s campaign recruitment emails to teachers
The Board of Ethics has previously warned elected officials and campaigns to scrub their listserv of any government emails.
Gym has a long history of focusing on education as an activist and former City Council member.
Mayoral hopeful sees herself as a leader who can get district, city, and county to work together
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