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.
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February 11, 2016
February 10, 2016
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.
February 09, 2016
The budget puts a premium on integration but provides essentially level funding for Title I grants for disadvantaged kids and special education state grants.
February 08, 2016
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.
February 05, 2016
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.
February 03, 2016
The department wants nominations for a "negotiated rulemaking" committee, according to a notice slated to be published in the Federal Register Thursday.
February 02, 2016
The guidance includes ideas like ensuring tests are of high-quality and worth taking, and makes clear states and districts can use federal funds to support some of that work.
January 29, 2016
States will get the chance to de-emphasize tests—in favor of other factors, like school climate—when they develop new accountability plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act. The Center for American Progress is out with a report on how to help K-12 systems use tests effectively.
January 28, 2016
States without waivers won't have to set aside funding for tutoring and school choice, like they did under NCLB, as long as they support low-performing schools.
January 28, 2016
As a White House hopeful, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz epitomizes several Republican positions regarding education, particularly when it comes to the federal government's role in public schools.