President Obama said, “Since joining the Department of Education, John has worked to build on the progress our country has made in expanding opportunity for all of our children.
On February 9, 2016 President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. “The President’s budget reflects the Administration’s broader efforts to expand opportunity and ensure every child can achieve his or her full potential,” said Acting Education Secretary John B. King Jr. “We have made tremendous progress with record high school graduation rates and more students of color going to college, but we have further to go to ensure that educational excellence is a reality for all students.
On Tuesday, the White House announced that the president’s budget includes a new $120 million “Stronger Together” grant program to support local efforts to integrate schools by income.
All primary care doctors, including pediatricians and family physicians, should screen adolescents routinely for depression, new recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said, and those doctors should have a system in place to connect young people to treatment for depression if they need it.
In his first major speech, the acting U.S. Secretary of Education John King apologized to the nation’s teachers.
“So many opportunities have been given to me and I want to create the same for children just like me”
Acting U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. wants states and districts to focus on streamlined, higher-quality tests in a broader effort to win back some classroom time.
A senior Education Department official apologized ahead of a congressional oversight hearing for what he acknowledged was poor judgment and “unacceptable” behavior related to working on his side businesses with subordinates, failing to pay taxes on his profits and awarding a government contract to a friend’s company.
Starting next year, California and seven other states will have more control over how they spend the millions of federal dollars tied to a questionable tutoring program.
President Obama today pledged $4 billion in funding for computer science education in the nation’s schools.
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service has announced a new pilot program for the upcoming school year that hopes to give more children access to the National School Lunch Program.
A transgender teen’s fight to use the boy’s bathroom at his high school in a rural corner of Virginia could shape how schools across the country deal with the question of whether transgender teens have the right to use bathrooms in accordance with their gender identities.
When President Obama signed a new federal education law to replace the much-reviled No Child Left Behind last month, there was a whole lot of cheering in public education circles.
Yesterday, Sen. Ted Cruz introduced legislation to create an education savings account (ESA) program for students in Washington, D.C. In a press release, Cruz’s office stated that the legislation was modeled after Nevada’s ESA, and Cruz called educational choice “the civil rights issue of our era.”
John King on Thursday said federal officials are partially responsible for the contentious climate surrounding education reform.
School meals could become a bit tastier under legislation approved by a Senate committee.
A bipartisan Senate agreement would revise healthier meal standards put into place over the last few years to give schools more flexibility in what they serve the nation’s schoolchildren, easing requirements on whole grains and delaying an upcoming deadline to cut sodium levels on the lunch line.
John B. King Jr. plans to use his first speech as acting U.S. Education Secretary to call on the civil rights community to be vigilant as the nation ushers in a new federal law affecting its 100,000 public schools.
Here’s a look at what your tax dollars have gone toward in the education sphere.
A provision tucked deep within a gargantuan education bill passed in December clarifies the murky legal standing of free-range parenting—sort of. Advocates for the practice—that is, encouraging kids to build self-reliance skills by traveling their neighborhoods solo—are hailing the 101-word section as a victory, though the law still leaves parents and journeying kiddos subject to state and local guidelines.