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General Election — November 6, 2012

Kansas State Board of Education, 4th District

All precincts reporting / 28,343 total votes / Unofficial results / Precinct breakdown

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Video: Candidate forum: State Board of Education

State Board of Education candidates incumbent Carolyn Campbell and Republican challenger Jack Wu spoke at a Oct. 15 candidate forum sponsored by the local Voter Education Coalition at the Douglas County Courthouse. Each candidate was allowed a one-minute opening statement and a two-minute closing statement and were told in correspondence before the forum that candidates shouldn't raise any new issues in their closing statements to which their opponents wouldn't have a opportunity to respond. Questions for the forum were prepared in advance by VEC partners and taken from the live audience at the event. The VEC is a non-partisan organization made up of about 18 community groups that seeks to promote civil dialogue and broad participation of citizens and candidates through community forums. Watch »

State Board of Education eyes new accreditation standards
January 15, 2013
The Kansas State Board of Education is likely to vote next month to change accreditation standards to mirror federal No Child Left Behind waiver. By Peter Hancock
Board has steep learning curve
With 4 new members, State Board of Ed faces many tough issues
November 11, 2012
Kansas voters on Tuesday elected four new members and re-elected one to the 10-member State Board of Education, the body that supervises all public K-12 education in the state. By Peter Hancock
Four new faces to join Kansas State Board of Education
November 11, 2012
Newly elected board members all have teaching backgrounds, but varied outlooks on public education.
State ed board looks at defining ‘college and career readiness’
November 10, 2012
The Kansas State Board of Education will be asked next week to begin thinking about a formal definition of the term “college- and career-ready.” That’s just one of the issues the state board will discuss during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday and Wednesday in Topeka. By Peter Hancock
Advance voting continues
October 30, 2012
If you want to beat the crowd on Election Day, which is Tuesday, advance voting continues through Monday.
Incumbent Carolyn Campbell unchallenged in fundraising for Board of Education race
October 30, 2012
If campaign fundraising is any indication of a candidate’s strength, then incumbent Carolyn Campbell should have a commanding lead over challenger Jack Wu in the 4th District State Board of Education race. According to her campaign finance report filed this week, Campbell raised $13,518 between July 27 and Oct. 25. She spent $12,101 during that period, mainly on advertising and printing. Wu’s financial report shows he did not raise or spend any money on his campaign during that period.
State Board of Ed., District 4: Carolyn Campbell vs. Jack Wu
October 28, 2012
It’s easy to draw any number of contrasts between Carolyn Campbell and Jack Wu, the two candidates running for the Kansas State Board of Education in District 4. By Peter Hancock
Brownback not backing Republican Wu in State Board of Education race
September 27, 2012
Traditionally, Gov. Sam Brownback backs his fellow Republicans in the general election. But he is not supporting Jack Wu, a Republican who is running for State Board of Education for the 4th District, which includes most of Lawrence.