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June 08, 2016

Obama Administration Presses on Socioeconomic Diversity

Congress isn't expected to fund the administration's proposal for a grant program aimed at diversity, but the Obama administration is pushing the issue through other means.

June 06, 2016

Q&A With Education Secretary John B. King Jr.: ESSA and More ESSA

The twists and turns of Every Student Succeeds Act implementation dominated the conversation as the education secretary sat down with Politics K-12's Alyson Klein.

May 27, 2016

ESSA Accountability Proposal a Departure From Punitive Past, Secretary King Says

The much-anticipated rules deal with a number of complicated and often controversial topics related to school ratings, test participation, school turnaround requirements, and more.

May 19, 2016

Education Department's 'Bathroom Edict' an Overreach, GOP Senators Say

The U.S. Department of Education is acting like a "national school board" in attempting to tell public schools how they should address the rights of transgender students, according to 25 Republican senators.

May 17, 2016

Education Secretary Advocates Robust ESSA Rules Amid GOP Backlash

Meeting with reporters, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said his department will look to ensure that federal Title I aid to students from low-income backgrounds is truly supplemental.

May 03, 2016

Democratic Senators to King: Don't Back Down On ESSA Rules Fight

Dear U.S. Secretary John B. King, Jr.: Write regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act that poor kids get the federal funds they were intended to get and don't back down from the fight over supplement-not-supplant, nine Democratic senators, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, say.

May 02, 2016

Secretary John King: Integration and Diversity Can Power School Improvement

"There's a new sense of urgency in the country of talking about race and class," King told an audience at the Education Writers Association conference on Monday.

May 02, 2016

Ed Trust Has Advice for Secretary King on ESSA Accountability Regulations

The number one thing that advocates, education wonks, and reporters are watching this spring: How will the U.S. Department of Education decide to regulate on accountability for the Every Student Succeeds Act?

April 26, 2016

Secretary King: Students With Incarcerated Parents Need More Support

"Where we are as a country isn't a truthful reflection of who we are ... We are better than folks struggling through the family separation, reunification, re-entry process without support," Secretary John B. King Jr. said during a Monday event.

April 22, 2016

i3 Grants to Focus on Diversity, Climate, College Readiness, Non-Cognitive Skills

The last round of the Obama administration's Investing in Innovation grant program as we know it starts now, with applications available later this month.

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