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John King
Secretary of Education

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Academic standards
  • Accountability
  • Achievement gap
  • Advanced placement
  • African American students
  • Asian students
  • Civil rights
  • College preparation
  • Common Core
  • Common Core assessments
  • Curriculum
  • Data and statistics
  • Digital divide
  • District reform
  • Early childhood and preschool
  • Early learning
  • Education law
  • Education reform
  • Educational standards
  • English language learners
  • ESEA
  • Federal funding
  • Federal policy
  • Graduation rate
  • Hispanic students
  • History of education
  • Instructional tools
  • International students
  • Leadership
  • Low-income students
  • Math
  • Measures of effective teaching
  • Mental health
  • Middle schools
  • Minority students
  • NAEP
  • Native American students
  • No Child Left Behind
  • Personalized learning
  • PISA
  • Politics
  • Poverty
  • Principals
  • Public opinion and advocacy
  • Race and diversity
  • Reading and literacy
  • Remediation and intervention
  • RTTT
  • Rural education
  • School reform
  • Social studies
  • State of education
  • Teacher assessment
  • Teacher compensation
  • Teacher effectiveness
  • Teacher quality
  • Teacher recruitment and retention
  • Urban education
  • Value-added

John B. King Jr. is the U.S. secretary of education, a position to which he brings a continued commitment to advancing excellence and equity for every student, supporting educators and elevating the teaching profession, and improving college affordability and completion rates. Before becoming secretary, King served as a principal senior advisor at the department, carrying out the duties of the deputy secretary and overseeing all P-12 education policies, programs, and strategic initiatives, as well as department operations. He also oversaw the department’s work leading cross-agency collaboration for President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper task force. King previously was the New York commissioner of education, serving as CEO of the state education department and as president of the University of the State of New York. King began his career in education teaching high school social studies in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Boston. He earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard University and a law degree from Yale Law School, as well as a master’s in the teaching of social studies and a doctorate in educational administrative practice from Teachers College, Columbia University.