John King

Source: U.S. Department of Education The U.S. Department of Education today announced the next step in President Obama’s Testing Action Plan — a grant competition to help states get the resources they need to innovate and improve the quality of assessments, enhance reporting for parents, educators and other stakeholders, and reduce…

Source: U.S. Department of Education The U.S. Department of Education today released guidance to states and school districts on the new provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for supporting homeless youth. The new provisions address the needs of homeless individuals, and ensure educational rights and protections for homeless…

Source: U.S. Education and the Workforce Committee On Thursday, June 23, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Next Steps for K-12 Education: Examining Recent Efforts to Implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.” This is the second hearing…

Source: National School Boards Association The U.S. Senate confirmed Acting Education Secretary John B. King Jr. as Secretary Monday by a vote of 49-40. King was Acting Secretary of Education since January 2016. In tapping him to lead the Department, President Obama called King “an exceptionally talented educator,” citing his commitment…

Source: U.S. Education and the Workforce Committee The U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold two hearings this week featuring testimony from Dr. John B. King Jr., acting secretary of education. Members will first have the opportunity to broadly examine the…

Source: Sen. Al Franken’s office U.S. Sen. Al Franken (Minnesota) today praised new efforts by the Obama Administration to reduce the number of unnecessary or redundant school tests in Minnesota and across the country. Sen. Franken, a member of the U.S. Senate Education Committee, has long championed efforts to ensure…

National School Boards Association (NSBA) Executive Director Tom Gentzel will give testimony at a public hearing today (Monday,  January 11). Acting U.S. Education Secretary John King seeks advice and recommendations concerning issues for which regulations may be helpful to clarify statutory ambiguities or to provide appropriate flexibility in Title I of…

National School Boards Association (NSBA) Executive Director Tom Gentzel has been selected to give testimony at a public hearing on Monday,  January 11. The Acting U.S. Education Secretary John King seeks advice and recommendations concerning issues for which regulations may be helpful to clarify statutory ambiguities or to provide appropriate…

By Caitlin Emma | Politico Morning Education John King, who takes the reins from Education Secretary Arne Duncan next month, has a huge to-do list — and not a lot of time. Obviously, he’ll spend a good chunk of the Obama administration’s final year in office working to regulate and…

Source: U.S. News & World Report Last week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan shocked the education world and announced he’ll be resigning in December. Riding out the rest of the Obama administration as acting secretary will be John King, who is currently the No. 2 at the department. Click…

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