King had been serving as acting secretary since the start of this year after taking over for former Secretary Arne Duncan. The vote in the Senate was 49-40.


Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. is urging district leaders to start preparing for how to gauge school performance under ESSA.


In response to a question about the common core, GOP presidential candidates opened up about their education agendas during a debate Thursday night.


Sen. Alexander pointed out that the block grant was essentially a compromise;many senators wanted to keep those eliminated programs around, or had hoped to create new ones. He doesn't understand then why the president's budget asks for money for new K-12 programs, while not seeking to fund the block grant sufficiently.


The move is a potential violation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which requires that students in grades 3-8 are given one test statewide


What did Alexander say about education back in 1996 and 2000, when he sought the GOP nomination for president, and how does what he said on the campaign trail compare to today?


Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. is one step closer to being a full-fledged cabinet official with Wednesday's 16-6 vote by the Senate education committee.


John B. King Jr., the Education Department's top official, urges federal lawmakers to reauthorize the big career-tech-ed law, but few are optimistic that Congress will get it done any time soon.


Regulations for the "supplement-not-supplant" requirement will be up for discussion when Every Student Success Act Title I negotiators meet.


Many Republicans, and some Democrats too, might balk at the idea of a Washington-backed group rappelling into a school district amid pledges to help fix problems.


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