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John B. King

Federal Catching Up: John B. King Jr. on Trump, ESSA, and Heading Back to the Classroom
King has some big worries about how his successor, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, is handling civil rights enforcement.
Alyson Klein, September 13, 2017
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Education Secretary John B. King Jr. speaks at the White House in Washington in this Sept. 29, 2016 file photo.
Education Secretary John B. King Jr. speaks at the White House in Washington in this Sept. 29, 2016 file photo.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Federal Explainer John B. King Jr., Tenth U.S. Education Secretary: Biography and Achievements
Background and highlights of John B. King Jr.'s tenure as the tenth U.S. Secretary of Education.
Education Week Library, August 18, 2017
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Federal Watch John King Talk Vouchers, Trump Budget in Facebook Live Interview
Education Week correspondent Kavitha Cardoza sat down with former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., who sharply criticized cuts to education programs proposed by President Donald Trump.
Andrew Ujifusa, March 22, 2017
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Federal John B. King Jr.: Supporters of Public Schools Must Put Aside Their Differences
King's year-long tenure has been marked by big fights between different groups, all of whom consider themselves advocates of public education.
Alyson Klein, December 14, 2016
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Federal Ed. Dept. Releases Resources for Young People Exiting the Juvenile-Justice System
The new set of materials includes a guide for those leaving juvenile-justice facilities, a toolkit for administators and other educators to assist youth in the juvenile-justice system.
Andrew Ujifusa, December 6, 2016
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Federal U.S. Secretary John King to States: End Corporal Punishment in Schools
"The use of corporal punishment can hinder the creation of a positive school climate by focusing on punitive measures to address student misbehavior rather than positive behavioral interventions and supports," King wrote in a letter to state officials.
Andrew Ujifusa, November 22, 2016
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Federal Secretary John King: Improve the Quality of Early Education, Not Just Access
King plans to say that access to a low-quality early learning program is a, "false promise" and a "missed opportunity" in a speech at the University of Virginia Wednesday.
Alyson Klein, November 2, 2016
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Federal Education Dept. Expands Ambassador Program to School Counselors
"School counselors fill many roles by helping students work through serious social, emotional, academic and personal challenges," Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. said in a statement announcing the expansion.
Andrew Ujifusa, October 28, 2016
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Federal John B. King Jr. Goes Back to the Classroom, Gets a Lesson From Students
To answer questions about the graduation-rate gap between groups of students, U.S. Secretary of Education John King went straight to the source: high school kids.
Alyson Klein, October 21, 2016
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Federal Secretary King: Strong Civics Education Helps Prepare Students to Tackle Inequity
More civics education could help kids become the type of citizens who will be able to smartly work against the forces of inequity in their communities, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. planned to say a speech at the National Press Club Wednesday.
Alyson Klein, October 19, 2016
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Budget & Finance N.Y. Congressional Race Highlights Testing, Charters, Common Core
Zephyr Teachout, the Democratic candidate in New York's 19th district, opposes high-stakes testing and the common core, while GOP candidate John Faso is a big charter school fan.
Andrew Ujifusa, October 12, 2016
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Federal John King on the Teacher Shortage, Homeschooling and ESSA
King, who probably has just a few months left in office, spoke to reporters about a range of issues at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.
Alyson Klein, September 21, 2016
2 min read
Federal Scenes From a Bus Tour: Disaster Relief, College Access, and School Turnarounds
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. visited half a dozen Southern states, with stops touching on education from pre-K to college.
Alyson Klein, September 20, 2016
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