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John King

White Students Get Experienced Teachers, While Black Students Get Police In School

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics

In America, the most rigorous classes, experienced teachers and moderate discipline practices tend to be reserved for white students, according to new...

Dr Jill Biden A Glamorous Embodiment of the American Spirit

Anna Wilding | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Anna Wilding

WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) -- Graceful, lean and fit as a racehorse with a strong handshake that puts many men to shame, Dr. Jill Biden took th...

What to Expect Out of John King, US Secretary of Education

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 03.21.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

John King has the makings of another Arne Duncan, and on some points (e.g., ESSA Title I state plans), Sen. Lamar Alexander will want to use the Senate to rein King in. However, on other points (e.g., reckless charter spending; pressuring states to deliver on that 95 percent of test takers), King and Alexander will get on just fine.

Dr. John King: A Necessary Voice for Vulnerable Students

National Council of La Raza | Posted 03.11.2016 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Although more Black and Latino students are enrolling in higher education, too many are still not college-ready. Given these challenges, it is important that our educational leaders take into account the unique challenges and lived experiences of students of color.

GOP Pushes Education Department To Defend Handling Of Sexual Assault Cases

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics

If Dr. John King Jr. is confirmed to head the Department of Education, he can expect to spend the coming year defending to Republicans the agency's ha...

New Years Resolutions for Evidence-Based Reform

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.07.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

ESSA puts a lot of emphasis on moving power from Washington to the states, and even if this were not true, it is now time to advocate in state capitols for use of proven programs and evidence-informed decisions. In the states and even in Washington, evidence-based reform needs a lot more allies.

American Kids Are Graduating From High School At Record Rates

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

The U.S. high school graduation rate reached another record high in the 2013-14 school year, with teens graduating at 82 percent, the U.S. Department ...

'Jeb!' Becomes 'Jeb?' -- Can Rubio and Ryan Revive the GOP?

Mark Green | Posted 11.01.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgShrum and Matalin debate likelihood that a lackluster Jeb can recover and whether the candidates' anti-media attacks are shrewd though stupid. Both laud Boehner for getting the budget done in way that helps Ryan yet allows GOP presidential candidates to balk without consequence.

Latinos Face Incredible School Segregation, And No One Is Doing Anything About It

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.26.2015 | Latino Voices

Nearly a decade before the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education made segregated schooling of black students unconstitutional, a group o...

Graduation Rate Gap Between Black And White Students Is Closing In Most States

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

High school graduation rates were on the rise during the 2013-2014 school year, according to new preliminary data released Monday by the U.S. Departme...

Text of Obama's Farewell Speech to Duncan, and Duncan's Response

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 10.05.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Obama and Duncan are obviously disconnected from the trauma that their market-driven, test-score-obsessed education agenda has wreaked upon a public education system about which neither has any firsthand, substantive knowledge.

Here Is What We Know About John King, The Next U.S. Secretary Of Education

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is stepping down from his post in December to spend more time with his family, he announced Friday. President ...

Joy Resmovits

This Will Make Some Special Education Advocates Really Happy | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- New York students with disabilities will be held to the same academic standards and take the same standardized tests as other kids their a...

WATCH: CNN Host Condemns Karl Rove

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.13.2014 | Media

CNN's John King did not hold back on Tuesday morning in his criticism of Karl Rove's comments about Hillary Clinton. The spinmeister, Super PAC mog...

Stand Tall, John King

TNTP | Posted 06.02.2014 | Education

To understand, you need to know John King. He does not see himself as an appointed official navigating the notorious politics of Albany. He still sees himself as a boy whose life was changed -- and possibly saved -- by great public schools.

CNN Breaking News: Wolf Blitzer Missing

Mark Steinberg | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Christiane Amanpour: "We appreciate your giving CNN this exclusive interview, President Putin, and I want to ask you straightway whether it is your in...

Journalism's House of Cards

Brian Rooney | Posted 05.24.2014 | Media
Brian Rooney

The trouble with journalists appearing as themselves in entertainment is that the public already has difficulty discerning fact from fiction in the news. When real reporters allow themselves to be part of fiction, it costs them their credibility.

Joy Resmovits

New York Students With Disabilities May Soon Take Easier Tests Than Their Peers | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

A proposal to test some severely disabled students on lower educational standards advanced in New York on Tuesday, paving the way for a potential coll...

CNN's Newest Addition

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.30.2014 | Media

John King has his own show again. CNN announced that King will the new host of "Inside Politics," a show that has a long history at the network. ...

Joy Resmovits

New York Wants To Give Special Education Kids Easier Tests Like 'The Old South,' Advocate Says | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Should students with disabilities be held to the same academic standards and tests as other kids their age? That decades-old question is being revi...

School Leader Says Common Core Opposition Based On 'Misinformation'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

It seems like New York State Education Commissioner John King is hoping New Yorkers warm up to the Common Core Standards in 2014. Several days befo...

John King Getting New CNN Show?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 12.02.2013 | Media

CNN is experimenting with a possible half-hour weekend show hosted by John King, Politico reported Monday. "The Source with John King" would be a ...

Why Is CNN Parroting Anti-Obamacare Republican Post-election Spin?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.07.2013 | Media
Ian Reifowitz

Frankly, it's not so much nuance as it is putting a priority on getting the facts right. At the outset I asked why didn't CNN get the facts right. Given that their ratings remain in the tank despite new leadership, that question may not matter much longer.

Should NY Education Commissioner Resign?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.15.2013 | New York

In New York, the debate surrounding the Common Core State Standards is still raging. It's been more than three years since the state first adopted ...

The Fly in the Common Core Ointment

Vicki Cobb | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Vicki Cobb

The new tests, based on the CCSS, have produced dismal failure. So what! Let's use the CCSS as license to teach the best way we know how. Give the tests with minimal test prep, use the data internally along with other measures of school effectiveness, and let the chips fall where they may.