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This page contains speeches by Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. and speeches by former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

  • September 16, 2016
    U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., delivered a speech on the importance of college completion that also highlighted progress in expanding college access, affordability, and success at Louisiana State University (LSU) on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. The speech at LSU was part of events included in the Department of Education's "Opportunity Across America" back-to-school bus tour.
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  • September 16, 2016
    U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., spoke at a college fair at Craigmont High School in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, to highlight ways that students and parents can access and pay for college, as part of this year's "Opportunity Across America" back-to-school bus tour. The Secretary shared information about the new, early Oct. 1 availability of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Scorecard—both resources that help students prepare...
  • September 14, 2016
    Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., delivered remarks at the U.S. Department of Education Headquarters in Washington, D.C., before setting off on the seventh annual back-to-school bus tour of the Obama Administration to celebrate progress in communities and states across the country. The tour kicked off in the nation's capital and ended in Louisiana. King and other senior Department officials held events highlighting the Administration's key education initiatives and the progress made to...
  • July 1, 2016

    Good evening everybody. Let me first thank Laura and Nathan for their leadership and for their extraordinary vision and the role PTA should play in our national education conversation,

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  • June 28, 2016
    In a speech at the National Charter School Conference in Nashville, Tenn., U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. called for charter schools to become leaders in rethinking student discipline so that more students remain in the classroom and have the opportunity to learn. The charter sector, like traditional public schools, is showing improvement in this area, but there is more work to be done to ensure all students are in the classroom learning every day. King urged charter schools to...
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  • June 18, 2016

    Thank you, Nada. You and all of today's student presenters and performers have been wonderful so far.

    Good morning, T.C. Williams graduates!  You make us proud. You inspire us. You are the reason the outstanding educators here – Superintendent Crawley, your school board members, Dr. Dingle and his exceptional faculty – are working passionately to make T.C. a state-of-the-art, high-performing high school, where all students succeed.

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  • June 5, 2016
    Servant-leaders in the 21st century civil rights movement
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  • May 13, 2016
    Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., spoke to the graduating class at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) on May 13, 2016. The Secretary noted that community colleges like MATC are creating paths to opportunity for so many students across the country each day, and he encouraged the graduating class to pay forward the benefit of the higher education they have received by mentoring others and serving their communities.
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  • April 30, 2016
    Secretary of Education John King celebrated the achievements of the class of 2016 at the commencement ceremony of Florida A & M University on April 30, 2016. He encouraged the graduates to live a life of purpose, saying that the fight for civil rights continues today. He told them that the nation needs their wisdom and knowledge and commitment to solve its problems and advance its ideals.
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  • April 14, 2016
    Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., delivered remarks at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada, emphasizing the importance of a well-rounded education for every student in America. The Secretary highlighted the benefits of a rich and rigorous education that engages students, allowing them to discover interests and aptitudes in the arts, sciences, world languages, and many other critical subjects.
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