John King

Several education news stories in 2016 impacted the African-American community. Black educators reached new heights and the community debated school choice.

The Education Department accesses civil rights gains under President Obama. Activists are preparing for rollbacks under Trump's administration.

President Obama set out early in his presidency to reform education. He points to major achievements as his term in office comes to an end.

The Departments of Education and Justice urged schools to examine their use of police officers to discipline students. They offer guidelines and tools to revise their policies.

U.S. Secretary of Education John King shares his vision for education equity. NewsOne Now host Roland Martin and his panel evaluate King's vision and the likely education policies of the presidential candidates.

Homeless among students is a growing national crisis. The Department of Education has issued guidance to states and school districts on how to address this issue.

An Education Department report finds a dramatic increase in prison spending over education funding. The Obama administration is calling for a reprioritization.

Secretary of Education John King called for greater diversity at the PTA annual convention. He said diversity offers benefits all the way around.

Secretary of Education John King is urging charter schools to take a different approach to school discipline. Research shows that charter schools suspend students--especially children of color--at a higher rate than public schools.

New data from the Education Department reveals inequality in school districts across the nation. Black students are experiencing fewer education opportunities and disproportionate suspensions.

The new federal education law grants states and school districts more decision-making authority. This raises concerns for many about the future of education equity.

The Department of Education hosted a national teacher diversity summit. It also released new data on the issue.