The U.S. Department of Education investigates systemic racial discrimination in Pinellas County Schools. Federal education officials had previously criticized the district for its five failing predominantly Black elementary schools.
Several Republicans joined Democrats to confirm John King for education secretary. King's main task is implementing the sweeping new education law.
A Senate committee approved John King for education secretary. He awaits a confirmation vote from the full Senate.
An Inspector General report says the Education Department misled the public about the misdeeds of student loan companies. Lawmakers are outraged over the mistreatment of military service members.