King talked about everything from the Obama administration's imprint on education policy to the bullying and harassment that has happened in schools since the election.
Allan B. Hubbard, who served as an economic adviser during both Bush administrations, is a top contender for deputy secretary, the Education Department's No. 2 job.
Ten GOP senators on the education committee have gotten money from a PAC controlled by the family of Betsy DeVos, the education secretary nominee, a liberal think tank says.
On Monday, the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association sent a letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., expressing concerns about education secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos' track record.
Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, addressed several education issues during Monday's hearing, including desegregation, special education, and undocumented immigrant children.
President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be education secretary has already been the focus of several political attacks. Was the same true for other recent nominees?
Alexander praised the nominee one day after the Senate education committee delayed DeVos' confirmation hearing by six days.
A new caucus of the House of Representatives announced Tuesday it was dedicated to fighting the nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary.
Topics could include the common core, the role of Washington in education policy, and her background as a major donor to Republican Party candidates and causes.
The hearing, which was slated for Wednesday morning, has been moved to Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 5 p.m., according to a statement sent late Monday.