New York Commissioner John King willl resign and join the staff of the U.S. Department of Education. Early reports said he would be Deputy Secretary of Education, but Stephanie Sumin of tweeted that he would be a “senior advisor” to Duncan. Thus, he would not require Senate confirmation.

Like Duncan, King is a strong advocate for Common Core, high-stakes testing, and value-added-modeling (judging teachers by student test scores).

Stephanie Simon (@StephanieSimon_)
12/10/14, 6:11 PM
.@JohnKingNYSED to get Jim Shelton’s portfolio at @usedgov but not the title of deputy secretary; he will be “senior advisor” to Duncan

The rumor in Néw York is that Cuomo pushed out King.