Obama to Officially Nominate John B. King Jr. as Education Secretary

Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. may not be "acting" in his role much longer. President Barack Obama officially nominated King for the post.


Where Do Presidential Candidates Send Their Own Children to School?

In general, the leading candidates attended public school themselves, with a couple of notable exceptions. And in general, the candidates tended to send their own children to private or religious schools.


Lawmakers to States, Ed. Dept. on ESSA: We'll Be Watching You

House education committee members make clear they'll be keeping a close eye on states and the Education Department as they implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.


Obama Budget Would Prioritize Integration, Flat Fund Key Programs

The budget puts a premium on integration but provides essentially level funding for Title I grants for disadvantaged kids and special education state grants.


Obama Budget to Seek New Money to Help Schools Integrate, Sources Say

The Obama administration is expected to seek $120 million in new money to help schools become more integrated, among other proposals in the fiscal 2017 budget.


Obama's Budget and Education: Three Things to Watch

President Barack Obama's upcoming budget is the first since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act and could hold clues to its implementation.


States Without Waivers No Longer Must Withhold Money for Tutoring, Choice

States without waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act can come up with an alternative plan to support students in schools that have missed achievement targets.


Jeb Bush and Education: Five Facts to Know Before the New Hampshire Primary

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, running for the GOP presidential nomination, has helped set the national K-12 agenda—and generated plenty of controversy in the process.


White House to Seek Nearly $6 Billion for Youth Employment, Job Training

In its budget request coming out next week, the Obama administration wants new money to bolster job opportunities for young people, including high school students.


Ed. Dept. Kicks Off Process for Writing Every Student Succeeds Act Rules

The department wants nominations for a "negotiated rulemaking" committee, according to a notice slated to be published in the Federal Register Thursday.


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