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.
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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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
"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
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.