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John B. King Jr., will take over on an acting basis from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who leaves office in December.
—Andrew Harnik AP

Less Leverage Awaits Official to Step In as Ed. Dept. Head

John B. King Jr., who has been filling the duties of deputy federal education secretary, shares policy priorities with those of outgoing Secretary Arne Duncan. (October 12, 2015)

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This Spotlight examines insider perspectives on Race to the Top policy, the role of standards in the competitive grant program, and states' preparations to secure their piece of the funding pie.

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04/28 03:23 pm | Civil Rights Groups To Feds: Your ESSA Rules Must Push Equity, Disruptive or Not | The backdrop for this is the tetchy debate over "supplement-not-supplant." That part of ESSA requires federal money not to be used to fill gaps left by state and ...

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A closer look at the impact education stimulus dollars have had since the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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The state pulled the plug on new online tests aligned to the common core, but school leaders in Kingsport, Tenn., see it as a temporary setback in implementing the news standards and assessments.
February 29, 2016 - Education Week
Paul Herdman of the Rodel Foundation of Delaware checks in where his state is after RTTT and how the state's education plan can serve as a model for other states responding to ESSA's reduction of federal oversight.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
A new study focuses on progress under the Obama administration's signature education- redesign program, but touches only lightly on stumbles and controversies.
December 1, 2015 - Education Week
John B. King Jr., who has been filling the duties of deputy federal education secretary, shares policy priorities with those of outgoing Secretary Arne Duncan.
October 12, 2015 - Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education has relaunched one of the most powerful tools it wields over states' academic standards and assessments: the "peer review" process that had been suspended for three years.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Expanded-learning initiatives are pushing educators and outside groups to collaborate in new, more integrated ways.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
With the clock ticking on the Obama administration’s time in office, the education secretary discusses NCLB waivers, testing, Race to the Top, and other issues.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
Over the past three years, the state has invested heavily in common-core training for teachers, but has recently signaled a weaker commitment to the standards amid rising opposition.
November 25, 2014 - Education Week
Some Obama administration officials behind key education initiatives have moved on, and those now in place bring their own approaches and perspectives.
November 4, 2014 - Education Week
A new office at the U.S. Department of Education will aim to reduce duplication and boost support for states when it comes to monitoring and administering federal grant programs.
October 7, 2014 | Updated: February 3, 2016 - Education Week

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