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Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte Wins Montana Governor’s Race on Record of Supporting School Choice; Public Education Advocates Worry About Support for Private Schools

Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte defeated Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney in the bid for Montana governor Tuesday night — a win many advocates fear threatens public schools due to Gianforte’s past record promoting private education. Gianforte, who was endorsed by President Donald Trump, had 53.1 percent of the vote as of Wednesday morning, with most precincts reporting. Cooney had 43.1 percent. Pre-Election Day, Montana’s...

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In New Legal Complaint, Los Angeles Parents Say School District Is Failing to Ensure $1 Billion Is Going to High-Needs Students Annually

This article was produced in partnership with LA School Report L.A. Unified and its county overseers have failed to ensure that high-needs students are receiving the more than $1 billion annually they are due in state funding, a new legal complaint claims. So the complaint, filed Thursday on behalf of two L.A. Unified parents, is asking the state to force the nation’s second-largest school district to be more transparent in its...

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Union Report: The National Education Association Just Lost Another Large Local Affiliate. Could More of These Union Walkouts Reshape the Labor Landscape?

Mike Antonucci’s Union Report appears most Wednesdays; see the full archive. Unionized teachers or nonunion teachers? Many education conflicts and larger public policy issues center on this binary question. But there is a third group that will force school districts, unions and even legislatures to rethink their systems of labor relations. They are public school teachers who want unions — just not the unions they currently...