Campaigns and elections

The winners of the IPS school board race will oversee huge changes for the state’s largest district.
Some advocacy groups downplay the role of big campaign spending, but others see a chilling effect.
State Rep. Kambium “Kam” Buckner outlined a platform for Chicago Public Schools that looks to tackle the district’s school funding model, staffing, and universal preschool for all 3-year-olds.
She would become the third school board member to pursue higher office this year
Candidates had until the end of last week to join the November ballot. Only four people are running for three seats on the IPS school board.
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Despite high voter turnout — largely buoyed by student voters — many of Chicago’s Local School Councils still have open seats. Data shows schools on the South and West Side account for the majority of unfilled seats.
Supporters of a Colorado school funding measure to raise teacher pay failed to gather enough signatures to make the November ballot.
Here’s where incumbent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican challenger Tudor Dixon stand on key education issues.
Six Memphis school board candidates reap donations from a political action committee intent on improving social and economic mobility in Shelby County.
The candidates are competing in a very tight race to battle incumbent Gretchen Whitmer in November.
Parents, former educators, and incumbents are among the candidates running for four open seats on the Detroit school board in the Nov. 8 general election.
Some candidates worry that national culture wars will overshadow local education issues
The Republican race in the 8th Congressional District was the only contested primary among four open seats on the State Board of Education.
Local students are helping Chicago voters cast ballots for the primary election by working as election judges through Mikva Challenge.
Twelve Memphians are competing for seats on the school board representing districts 1, 6, 8, and 9. What questions do you have for them?
Partisan control is at stake as the State Board of Education grows from seven to nine seats. Cultural issues are taking precedence over education reform.
Peggy Propst and Cody LeBlanc are competing to be the Republican candidate for the Colorado State Board of Education 8th Congressional District seat.
Caucus of Rank and File Educators, which has led the Chicago Teachers Union for a decade, received 56 percent of votes cast.
Chicago Teachers Union members will choose between three leadership slates with very different visions for the coming years.
The Democratic state attorney general says the General Assembly is violating the state constitution.
Crystal Williams shares why she decided to run for office and what she hopes to accomplish.
Indiana voters approved seven local property tax increases to send more money to schools, but voted down increases for school construction..
A political newcomer, Andrea Hunley defeated four other Democrats and now goes on to face Republican Evan Shearin in the November general election.
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