Obama makes history; what’s next?

With the whole world watching, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama made history Nov. 4 by becoming the first African-American elected as president of the United States. Now, as he prepares to take office Jan. 20 amid a host of steep challenges, school leaders will be watching to see how education fits in with his priorities.

Facing all these challenges won't be easy, Obama acknowledged in his victory speech. But it had to

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