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February 04, 2016

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.

January 28, 2016

James Cole, Jr. Tapped for No. 2 Slot at Ed. Department

Cole's background as a legal eagle could prove useful as the department begins to regulate on the Every Student Succeeds Act, with its new restrictions on the education secretary. Meanwhile, Lehrich has been a senior communications aide.

January 26, 2016

Workforce Training Programs Should Consider Equity, Acting Ed. Secretary Says

John B. King Jr. says such programs need to think about the needs of students with disabilities, English-learners, working parents, and others in implementing a new workforce development law.

January 15, 2016

Ed. Dept., HHS Offer Suggestions to Help Districts Pair Academics, Health Services

The two agencies looked at policies and programs that seem to be getting results in some school districts, and put out guidance to help districts and health care agencies collaborate.

January 08, 2016

Randi Weingarten Tells Feds: Your Opt-Out Actions Fly in the Face of ESSA

Attention John King and Company: The American Federation of Teachers is not happy with the way that you are handling opt-outs in this new, post No Child Left Behind era.

January 04, 2016

Ed. Dept: Make Schools Welcoming for Arab, Muslim, and Refugee Students

Students of color and students who are Syrian, Muslim, Middle Eastern, Arab, Sikh, or Jewish may feel unsafe at school in light of sensitive discussions about international events, officials in the U.S. Department of Education said.

January 03, 2016

What Are John King's Edu-Predictions for 2016?

The new acting secretary is expecting another record high graduation rate and high-speed Internet access for more students.

December 29, 2015

Ten Politics K-12 Headlines You Probably Won't See in 2016

"President-Elect Ted Cruz Appoints Arne Duncan as Education Secretary" and other stories you likely won't be reading next year.

December 22, 2015

Ed. Dept. to States: Even Under ESSA, You Need a Plan for High Opt-Out Rates

The U.S. Department of Education sent a letter to states, warning that they need to be prepared to handle their testing opt-outs in 2015-16.

December 17, 2015

Alexander: Federal Role on K-12 Will Be 'Very Different' Under ESSA

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate education committee, says at least three major oversight hearings already are being planned on the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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