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U.S. Education Department announces next step in president’s Testing Action Plan

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, … Continue reading

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U.S. Education Department releases guidance on homeless children and youth

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 … Continue reading

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U.S. education secretary to testify on ESSA implementation

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 … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate confirms John King as secretary of education

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 … Continue reading

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Acting education secretary to testify on U.S. Education Department priorities, next steps for K-12 reform

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. … Continue reading

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Sen. Franken praises effort to reduce unnecessary, redundant school testing

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 … Continue reading

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NSBA executive director testifying on new education law today

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 … Continue reading

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NSBA executive director to testify at hearing on the Every Student Succeeds Act

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 … Continue reading

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John King takes over next month as U.S. education secretary

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 … Continue reading

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Five things to know about the new U.S. Education Secretary

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, … Continue reading

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