Dems in charge

House Democrats have promised to lower college costs, notes Education Week. Don’t expect big changes on No Child Left Behind. Co-sponsor George Miller, who’ll chair the education committee, helped write NCLB and has been a stand-up guy for standards and accountability.

In several states, voters rejected more funding for K-12 schools though preschool measures fared better.

Michigan voters banned government use of racial preferences, despite adamant opposition from government and university leaders. Discriminations has a round-up of reaction.

Newly elected Democratic governors and state legislators could push for more K-12 spending, expanded preschool programs and attempts to lower college costs.

Eduwonk looks at the federal and state implications.

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