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April 15, 2016

Education Department Announces Grants to Reduce and Improve Tests

States seeking to develop new types of tests or look at the number and type of tests they offer can apply for $9 million in federal competitive grants.

April 14, 2016

ESSA Can Help States Offer a Well-Rounded Education, John King Says

If schools want to prepare students for the jobs of the future, King plans to say, they'll need to move beyond just reading and math.

April 13, 2016

Ed. Sec. John King: Supplement-Not-Supplant Must Focus on Equity

U.S. Secretary of Education John King isn't backing down on the department's stance on how a wonky spending provision should play out under ESSA.

April 12, 2016

Sen. Alexander to John King: Rethink Your Draft ESSA Spending Rules, Or Else

In a testy Senate education committee hearing Tuesday, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., told Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. that he believed the U.S. Department of Education was not following the Every Student Succeeds Act.

April 04, 2016

John B. King Jr. Urges Chiefs to Make ESSA a 'Shared Project' Focused on Equity

"This is a tremendous opportunity for us to think differently about how we define educational excellence," he said at the annual legislative conference of the Council of Chief State School Officers.

March 22, 2016

Prospects for the Next President Keeping John B. King Jr. as Education Secretary

Before and even after the new U.S. Secretary of Education was confirmed last week, many people assumed that he would be sticking around just for the next 10 months or so.

March 21, 2016

At ESSA Negotiated Rulemaking, Lots of Conversation But No Major Action

A team of negotiators kicked off regulations on "supplement-not-supplant" rules, and testing. But it's unclear from the conversation where the regulations will end up.

March 14, 2016

Senate Confirms John B. King Jr. as Education Secretary

King had been serving as acting secretary since the start of this year after taking over for former Secretary Arne Duncan. The vote in the Senate was 49-40.

March 14, 2016

Start Thinking Now About ESSA Implementation, Acting Ed. Secretary Says

Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. is urging district leaders to start preparing for how to gauge school performance under ESSA.

March 10, 2016

Senators: ESSA Block Grant Shorted in Obama Budget

Sen. Alexander pointed out that the block grant was essentially a compromise;many senators wanted to keep those eliminated programs around, or had hoped to create new ones. He doesn't understand then why the president's budget asks for money for new K-12 programs, while not seeking to fund the block grant sufficiently.

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