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October 1, 2019
In Jeffco school board race, union favorites raising more money than challengers
Four candidates are running for two open seats to replace board members Amanda Stevens and Ali Lasell who are choosing not to run for re-election.
August 2, 2019
Find out how much Denver school board candidates have raised and spent
Deep-pocketed education organizations have announced their endorsements, but Denver school board candidates did not see big cash infusions — yet.
July 2, 2019
Here’s how much money each Denver school board candidate has raised
Three seats on the seven-member Denver school board are up for grabs on Nov. 5. Ten candidates are running, though the field could grow.
Campaigns and elections
May 10, 2019
Advocacy group poured nearly $100,000 into Newark school board race
Great Schools for All, an advocacy group with charter school connections, spent more than $97,000 supporting three candidates in Newark's school board race.
April 12, 2019
Charter schools-aligned group spends big in Newark school board race
A group called Great Schools for All, which has ties to charter schools, has spent heavily to help elect candidates to Newark's school board.
on a shoestring
October 31, 2018
Here’s what $30K in campaign contributions say about the candidates to oversee Detroit’s $700 million school district
One school board candidate is a college student running a largely self-funded campaign. Another has amassed financial support from Detroit education heavyweights. And…
Follow the money
July 17, 2018
Here’s who is giving money to Memphis school board candidates — and not all of it is local
For the first time in four years, one school board candidate has attracted campaign money from groups outside the state interested in seeing changes in…
dotting the i's
March 2, 2018
Group that supported Douglas County anti-voucher candidates fined in campaign finance case
A judge found no attempt to deceive voters because the group disclosed "the key fact that a large national union of teachers was attempting to influence the election.”
Follow the money
December 8, 2017
Final Denver school board campaign finance reports show who brought in the most late money
No independent group spent more during the election than Raising Colorado.
Follow the money
October 18, 2017
In Denver school board races, incumbents outpacing challengers in campaign contributions
Board vice president Barbara O’Brien has raised the most money so far.
behind the scenes
November 30, 2016
Trump’s nominee for ed chief already has influenced Tennessee’s voucher debate
This election cycle alone, advocacy groups founded and led by Betsy DeVos helped to oust at least one outspoken voucher opponent in Tennessee’s House of Representatives.
November 7, 2016
We sorted through Detroit’s 63 school board candidates so you don’t have to
Detroit’s school board race is crucial: Voters are choosing the first empowered board in decades, as the district struggles to leave behind the academic and…
November 1, 2016
Colorado’s record number of school bond measures raking in donations from varied interests
Campaign finance reports show almost $2 million has poured into the campaigns seeking to pass the 10 largest bond requests on the 2016 ballot.
No go on limits
March 22, 2016
Bid to cap school board campaign contributions fails; bill requiring more transparency advances
A bill that would have limited contributions in school board campaigns suffered a crushing defeat late Monday in a House committee.
December 24, 2015
Teachers unions gave huge sums of seed money to Jeffco recall, new records show
Jeffco United raised nearly $300,000, most from local, state and national teachers unions. But the nonprofit maintains the recall was led by parents.
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