His pick for Education secretary, Chicago's Arne Duncan, faces a divide among Democrats.
He delivered ‘the goods,’ but his successor aims to do things the senator couldn’t, like open ANWR to drilling.
Party leaders are likely to find congressional freshmen more independent than usual.
Among the potential changes: college at 16, teacher-run schools, and state exams with assignments.
Brownsville receives the Broad Prize for Urban Education for narrowing the achievement gap for its Hispanic students.
A growing chorus of business and education-reform advocates are hoping the next president will create a ‘Sputnik moment’ for education.