Duncan Bows Out, King Steps In

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will step down by the end of the year. Deputy, John King, will replace him as acting secretary until the close of President Obama’s term. Many of his policies mirror Duncan’s.

John King, 40, a Brooklyn native, was New York’s education commission from May 2011 through December 2014. He was appointed by the state Board of Regents as the first African American official to serve as the state’s education chief. King battled the New York’s teachers’ union, which called for his removal in April 2014.

King will likely focus on implementation of the administration's NCLB rewrite which has yet to make it through Congress

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