Updated: Democratic victories in the Nov. 7 elections have shaken up the balance of power in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, bringing what are sure to be several changes that will affect schools.

Among the many issues that could be influenced by the election results are college loan interest, workforce preparedness, funding for educational technology, and the reauthorization of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

The election's true impact might not be known for a while. Even though Democrats wrested control over both chambers of Congress from...

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