Educational Excellence: Pathways to Equity Summit
Innovation. Inclusion. Empowerment. Join ACSA and LACOE on Sept. 24 for a day of workshops, discussions and learning moments designed specifically for teams of principals and teachers, parent leaders, and central office administrators to deepen their explorations of how these pathways can lead us closer to our goals in pursuit of educational equity.
Participants will engage directly with experts to build on the existing work already happening throughout the county and hear from the leaders of Bright Spots in the field who are successfully making change.
Hear from John B. King Jr., President and CEO of The Education Trust, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to identify and close opportunity and achievement gaps from preschool through college, and President Barack Obama’s 10th U.S. Secretary of Education. Network and learn from local leaders who are succeeding in building foundations for student success despite the challenges and barriers that exist.
This event is designed to provide education leaders with the tools they need to develop, implement and articulate pathways to equity in education in a safe and supportive space.
Join us as we explore pathways to equity and delve into new tools for building an equity-driven school culture.
Sept. 24, 2019
Almansor Court, Alhambra, CA
Event Registration: $165
Discounted Price if Registered by June 7: $145.00
- General Session/Lunch Sponsor (2) $3,500
- Breakfast Sponsor (2) $2,500
- Tote or Journal Sponsor $1,500
- Exhibit Table Sponsor $500
John B. King
President & CEO, The Education Trust
John B. King Jr. is the president and CEO of The Education Trust, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to identify and close opportunity and achievement gaps, from preschool through college. King served in President Barack Obama’s cabinet as the 10th U.S. Secretary of Education. In tapping him to lead the U.S. Department of Education, President Obama called King “an exceptionally talented educator,” citing his commitment to “preparing every child for success” and his lifelong dedication to education as a teacher, principal, and leader of schools and school systems.
Before becoming education secretary, King carried out the duties of the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education, overseeing all policies and programs related to P-12 education, English learners, special education, and innovation. In this role, King also oversaw the agency’s operations. King joined the department following his tenure as the first African American and Puerto Rican to serve as New York State Education Commissioner.
King began his career in education as a high school social studies teacher in Puerto Rico and Boston, Mass., and as a middle school principal.
King’s life story is an extraordinary testament to the transformative power of education. Both of King’s parents were career New York City public school educators, whose example serves as an enduring inspiration. Both of King’s parents passed away from illness by the time he was 12 years old. He credits New York City public school teachers — particularly educators at P.S. 276 in Canarsie and Mark Twain Junior High School in Coney Island — for saving his life by providing him with rich and engaging educational experiences and by giving him hope for the future.
King holds a Bachelor of Arts in government from Harvard University, a J.D. from Yale Law School, as well as a Master of Arts in the teaching of social studies and a doctorate in education from Teachers College at Columbia University. King serves as a visiting professor at the University of Maryland’s College of Education and is a member of several boards, including those for The Century Foundation, The Robin Hood Foundation, Teach Plus, and the American Museum of Natural History. He also serves on several advisory boards, including Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, the Rework America Task Force, the GOOD+ Foundation’s Fatherhood Leadership Council, the National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement at the University of California, and the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
King lives in Silver Spring, Md., with his wife (a former kindergarten and first-grade teacher) and his two daughters, who attend local public schools.You can follow King on Twitter via @JohnBKing.