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February 25, 2016

John King Gets Collegial Confirmation Hearing as Ed. Secretary Nominee

The Senate education committee's hearing on acting Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.'s nomination featured few partisan fireworks and plenty of questions about ESSA regulation.

February 25, 2016

John King Pressed on Federal Control, Accountability at ESSA Oversight Hearing

States and districts have more flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act, but also civil rights responsibilities, acting Education Secretary John B. King Jr. told House lawmakers Thursday.

February 24, 2016

John King Quizzed on Charters, Teachers, Spending at House Budget Hearing

Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. highlighted efforts to improve school diversity and elevate the teaching profession in the Education Department's fiscal 2016 budget request.

February 24, 2016

Acting Ed. Secretary John B. King Jr.'s Confirmation: Four Things to Watch For

President Barack Obama's pick to head the U.S. Department of Education will likely be asked about ESSA implementation and the common core during his confirmation hearing Thursday.

February 23, 2016

Accountability Grabs the Spotlight at Senate ESSA Oversight Hearing

Tuesday's congressional hearing was second so far on oversight of the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act.

February 21, 2016

Under ESSA, Governors Should Guard States' Rights, Sen. Lamar Alexander Says

The head of the senate education committee told governors at their annual convention Sunday that the reauthorized education act gives them wide latitude in shaping education policy.

February 19, 2016

How Much ESSA Work Gets Done Under Obama vs. the Next President?

The Every Student Succeeds Act won't be fully in place until the 2017-18 school year, when a new president and most likely, education secretary will be in charge.

February 18, 2016

Education Department to Congress: We Need More Staff in Fiscal 2017

The authors of the Every Student Succeeds Act tried to pare down the number of Education Department staff, but President Barack Obama apparently has other ideas.

February 11, 2016

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.

February 10, 2016

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.

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