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Obama Elected By American High Schoolers In Nationwide Mock Election HuffPostEdu: According to a nationwide mock election for 54,000 high schoolers across 130 schools, Obama won the popular vote with 52.2 percent and Republican candidate Mitt Romney received 41.2 percent of the vote. 


Sick of the Presidential Race? Here Are 2 Education Ballot Measures to Watch Atlantic: There are two particularly interesting ballot measures in play: in Washington State, where voters will be asked to allow the formation of charter schools; and in Missouri, where a significant hike in the state's tobacco tax could raise badly needed revenues for both K-12 and higher education. 

Obama, Romney Change.org Petition Asks Candidates To Donate Campaign Supplies To Schools HuffPostEdu: New Jersey teacher Hope Stewart has launched a petition on Change.org, calling on Obama's and Romney's campaign offices to donate their office supplies to public schools after the election.

Graduation Rates Latest NCLB Waiver Flash Point EdWeek: A growing chorus of education policy advocates is urging the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen graduation-rate accountability in states that have earned waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act.

Georgia’s Voters Will Decide on Future of Charter Schools NYTimes: Here in Georgia, the future of charters, which are publicly financed but privately operated, could be determined Tuesday by a ballot measure that asks voters to amend the State Constitution so that an appointed statewide commission could authorize new schools.


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