Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash, has supported money to stave off teacher layoffs and introduced a comprehensive literacy bill.
The teachers' union is taking a wait-and-see attitude about the fallout from the midterm elections for the ESEA and other issues.
Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, the former Denver schools superintendent, had strong backing from the National Education Association.
K-12 policy is one area where Republicans and Democrats could see eye-to-eye, President Barack Obama said today.
Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., released a statement today saying he's officially going to pursue the chairmanship of House Education and Labor Committee.
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.