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September 13, 2017

Catching Up: John B. King Jr. on Trump, ESSA, and Heading Back to the Classroom

King has some big worries about how his successor, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, is handling civil rights enforcement.

March 22, 2017

Watch John King Talk Vouchers, Trump Budget in Facebook Live Interview

Education Week correspondent Kavitha Cardoza sat down with former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., who sharply criticized cuts to education programs proposed by President Donald Trump.

December 14, 2016

John B. King Jr.: Supporters of Public Schools Must Put Aside Their Differences

King's year-long tenure has been marked by big fights between different groups, all of whom consider themselves advocates of public education.

December 06, 2016

Ed. Dept. Releases Resources for Young People Exiting the Juvenile-Justice System

The new set of materials includes a guide for those leaving juvenile-justice facilities, a toolkit for administators and other educators to assist youth in the juvenile-justice system.

November 22, 2016

U.S. Secretary John King to States: End Corporal Punishment in Schools

"The use of corporal punishment can hinder the creation of a positive school climate by focusing on punitive measures to address student misbehavior rather than positive behavioral interventions and supports," King wrote in a letter to state officials.

November 02, 2016

Secretary John King: Improve the Quality of Early Education, Not Just Access

King plans to say that access to a low-quality early learning program is a, "false promise" and a "missed opportunity" in a speech at the University of Virginia Wednesday.

October 28, 2016

Education Dept. Expands Ambassador Program to School Counselors

"School counselors fill many roles by helping students work through serious social, emotional, academic and personal challenges," Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. said in a statement announcing the expansion.

October 21, 2016

John B. King Jr. Goes Back to the Classroom, Gets a Lesson From Students

To answer questions about the graduation-rate gap between groups of students, U.S. Secretary of Education John King went straight to the source: high school kids.

October 19, 2016

Secretary King: Strong Civics Education Helps Prepare Students to Tackle Inequity

More civics education could help kids become the type of citizens who will be able to smartly work against the forces of inequity in their communities, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. planned to say a speech at the National Press Club Wednesday.

October 12, 2016

N.Y. Congressional Race Highlights Testing, Charters, Common Core

Zephyr Teachout, the Democratic candidate in New York's 19th district, opposes high-stakes testing and the common core, while GOP candidate John Faso is a big charter school fan.

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