Acting Secretary John King has announced his Opportunity Across America tour!
He’ll meet with students, teachers, principals, parents and community leaders in four states and Washington, D.C.
The tour will start in El Paso, Texas, on Thursday, and continue with visits to Houston, Texas; Washington, D.C.; Orlando, Florida; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Wilmington, Delaware.
King will highlight the good work going on in schools and communities across the country and hear stories, experiences and insights about what’s working and where there is more work to be done.
As we told you earlier this year, King has resolved in 2016 to promote equity and excellence at every level of education to ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed; support and lift up the teaching profession; and continue the Department’s focus on returning America to the top of the rankings in college completion by ensuring more students earn an affordable degree with real value.
King will visit the following schools during the tour:
- Bowie High School, El Paso, Texas
- Sharpstown High School, Houston, Texas
- Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida
- School of the Future, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania