Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid prevailed against Sharron Angle, a tea-party backed candidate who ran on scrapping the U.S. Department of Education.
The Wisconsin Democrat, who lost to GOP opponent Ron Johnson, was among a handful of lawmakers to vote against the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001.
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, has criticized the No Child Left Behind Act.
Richard Blumenthal, the Democratic attorney general, sued the federal government over the No Child Left Behind Act.
Chris Coons, a Democrat, and Marco Rubio, a Republican, both won in races that featured sharply differing views on aspects of education policy.
The Republican candidate for the state's open U.S. Senate seat is on record as saying he'd favor getting rid of the U.S. Department of Education.
All you education watchers who can't wait until Wednesday for the latest election results and analysis, stick with edweek.org for election coverage through the night.
Want to hear Greg Darnieder, the U.S. Department of Education's senior advisor to the secretary on college access, deliver the keynote address at a conference for Philadelphia's middle and senior high school counselors? If so, you'll need to fire up the DeLorean. According to the department's Web site, the event is taking place on Dec. 31, 1969. (Thanks to a very alert Politics K-12 reader for pointing this out!) Happy almost Election Day!...
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supported NCLB and hired former Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, but it seems to have decided other things were more important than education this election year.
Time might be running out for advocates of early childhood programs to see some sort of new investment in a fund to help states improve their programs, a priority for the Democratic administration and members of both parties in the Democratic-For-Now Congress. A group of House lawmakers, including both Democrats and Republicans, has sent a letter to Rep. David Obey, the chairman of the House Appropriations panel that oversees K-12 spending, and Rep. Todd Tiahart of Kansas, the top Republican, asking them to pretty please support a $300 million investment in early childhood programs already approved by Senate lawmakers. The ...