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AM News: Obama Wins 2nd Term While Congress Stays Divided

Obama Wins Second Term as President EdWeek: President Barack Obama—who pushed through an unprecedented windfall of education funding in his first term and spurred states to make widespread changes to K-12 policy through competitive grants—has been re-elected.

AMNewsKey State Ballot Measures That The NEA Is Tracking HuffPostEdu: The National Education Association, the country's largest teachers union, has taken a stance on the various measures up for vote today.

Congress Likely to Stay Divided, Will Gridlock on K-12 Continue? PoliticsK12: So does two more years of a divided Congress mean two more years of gridlock on key issues? Lawmakers will get their first test soon. 

In California, a Tight Battle Over a Tax Initiative to Help Schools NYT: California voters weighed in on a ballot measure Tuesday that would raise taxes by $6 billion annually over seven years, bringing an end to an acrimonious, $123 million battle between Gov. Jerry Brown, who said the money was necessary to save the state’s public schools, and conservative opponents in and outside the state.

Georgia’s voters approve charter amendment AJC: And, finally on Tuesday, the state’s voters said yes to Amendment One — which will change the Georgia constitution to make sure the state can approve charter schools and establish a commission to consider applications for them.

Students celebrate approval of Maryland Dream Act BaltimoreSun: The Maryland Dream Act, which will extend the tuition break to some illegal immigrants who graduate from high school in Maryland, was one of several ballot questions before state voters.

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