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November 22, 2010
Ed groups bat .785 on endorsements
The five education groups that endorsed or contributed to legislative candidates this election picked the winners at an overall rate of 78.5 percent
November 4, 2010
Education panels still up in the air
Legislative party caucuses have picked their leaders for the 2011 session, but the composition of the House and Senate education committees is still up in the air.
November 4, 2010
Post-election breakdown: how union, charter backers fared
A day after an election that saw most of the union-backed candidates win their races, New York City teachers union president Michael Mulgrew was still celebrating. "We had a very good night," he told me. In total, 157 of the 170 candidates the United Federation of Teachers supported were victorious on Tuesday, union officials said. Mulgrew said he was pleased to see former City Councilman Tony Avella take Republican Frank Padavan's seat in the State Senate. A month before the election, when polls showed Avella was down by over two dozen points, Mulgrew said he sent union members to campaign in northeast Queens. Avella, who also ran and lost in the city's mayoral race last year, ended up with 53 percent of the vote. "It was fun because everyone told us we wouldn't win," Mulgrew said. Union-backed candidates lost in 13 races. Among them was Democratic Congressman Michael McMahon, who was also endorsed by Mayor Bloomberg and was expected to hold onto his Staten Island seat, but lost to Republican Michael Grimm.
November 2, 2010
Election 2010: SBE, Regents, legislature
Democratic incumbent Angelika Schroeder was in the lead Tuesday night for the State Board of Education, and CU Regent incumbent Steve Bosley pulled ahead in his race.
October 28, 2010
SBE races fly under political radar
If history, voter registration and fund raising are any indications, the State Board of Education may look fairly similar after the election
October 20, 2010
Spending goes down to the wire
With the 2010 election two weeks away, the peak of the campaign fund raising season has passed but there still were some interesting developments
October 6, 2010
School districts test voters’ mood
Despite the fragile economy and perceived voter grumpiness about taxes, 33 Colorado school districts are seeking tax increases in this election
October 5, 2010
Stand backs endorsements with cash
The education advocacy group Stand for Children has contributed money to nine of the 18 legislative candidates it previously endorsed, according to the latest campaign financial reports.
September 28, 2010
Politics makes changing bedfellows
The Colorado Education Association may be the 800-pound education group in state politics but other interest groups are weighing in
September 20, 2010
6 districts get emergency state aid
The legislative Joint Budget Committee has thrown a lifeline to six Colorado school districts struggling with cash-flow problems because of proposed Amendment 61.
September 16, 2010
SBE turns back charter appeal
The State Board of Education has rejected a charter school's bid to revoke the exclusive chartering authority of the Adams 14 school district.
September 13, 2010
Union contributions mount up
Political committees affiliated with Colorado teachers’ unions have spent more than $900,000 so far in the 2010 election season.
August 30, 2010
Hick: No new money for education
School funding will remain tight, Democrat John Hickenlooper warned Monday as he unveiled plans for education if he’s elected governor. Video
August 5, 2010
Hickenlooper taps Garcia for running mate
Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper has named President Joe Garcia of Colorado State University-Pueblo as his candidate for lieutenant governor.
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