As Secretary, Dr. King focused on advancing equity for young children and educational excellence in early childhood through college. He aimed to support educators, elevate the teaching profession and improve college access, affordability, and completion.
John B. King Jr., J.D., Ed.D, is a passionate social justice and civil rights advocate and inspiring educator. He is the tenth U.S. Secretary of Education and the CEO and President of The Education Trust, which seeks to close opportunity and achievement gaps for students of color and students living in poverty. Dr. King’s personal story is proof of the transformational power of an excellent education and great teachers. Parentless at age 12, Dr. King credits New York City public school teachers with saving his life and giving him hope for the future.
We are grateful John King brought his experiences to the LEARN Conference and inspired attendees to aim high to advance “equitable access to the joy and wonder of learning” through everything they do.