March 25, 2016Secretary of Education John King spoke about the role postsecondary education plays in ensuring society is equitable, healthy, and high-functioning. He also urged colleges and universities to reimagine higher education, including providing ambitious standards of access, affordability, and completion.
March 25, 2016In a speech to the California Association for Bilingual Education, Secretary of Education John King discussed the benefits that bilingual and multilingual students bring to our nation's classrooms. To overcome 21st century challenges, everyone – from federal, state, and local governments, to community-based organizations, to schools and districts – must be diligent about preparing students equipped with the skills they need to be college- and career-ready.
March 21, 2016Remarks Before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on the Nomination of Dr. John B. King Jr., to serve as Education Secretary
Thank you, Chairman Alexander, Ranking Member Murray, and members of the Committee for welcoming me here today. I am humbled and honored to appear before you as President Obama's nominee for education secretary.
I am proud to be here today with my wife, Melissa, and our two wonderful daughters, Amina and Mireya.
I am grateful to the President for his faith in me.
March 8, 2016
Good afternoon. I'm John King, Acting U.S. Secretary of Education. It's wonderful to be here today. What an amazing place this is—it's incredible to think that this was once an abandoned rec center in downtown Baltimore.
January 27, 2016
Remarks prepared for Acting Secretary of Education, John King, for The National Action Network's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Breakfast.
Thank you, Reverend Sharpton.
January 21, 2016
Thank you very much, Ms. Suliman, for that kind introduction. Good afternoon, everybody.
January 6, 2016
Thank you so much. It’s good to be home. I will say a couple of things before I start. First off, Christina (Waters). I met her, I recall meeting her when she was in the hospital fighting for her life. She had gone through elementary school to Ariel Community Academy. Great student. Fantastic basketball player. (Inaudible). Was going in a couple of days to college to compete.
December 14, 2015
Thank you so much. I think all that applause might be for the last speech part of what she said so. I’m honored to be here. It might not quite be my last speech and I’ll keep it pretty brief.
November 12, 2015In a speech at Burke High School in Boston, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discussed the progress states and districts have seen in the last six years in partnership with the Department's signature programs and policies, including Race to the Top, School Improvement Grants and Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility.
September 30, 2015In a speech at the National Press Club, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called on state and local governments to invest in schools instead of jails. It's about setting a different direction as a society, a different priorityone that says we believe in great teaching early in our kids' lives, rather than courts, jails and prisons later.