Secretary King to Visit Las Vegas to Discuss the Value of a Well-Rounded Education

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U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. kicks off his three-state visit to promote the importance of a well-rounded education and to discuss the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts on Thursday, April 14, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

King will deliver a speech at the high school in downtown Las Vegas highlighting a well-rounded education and visit with students engaged in various artistic disciplines. A media availability will follow his remarks.

Afterward, he will hold a listening session to discuss ESSA, which was signed into law in December by President Obama. The new law, which replaces the outdated No Child Left Behind act, creates the opportunity to ensure a well-rounded education for all students—an education that not only includes strong numeracy and literacy, but provides all students with access to science, social studies, the arts, physical education and health, and the opportunity to learn a second language. The U.S. Department of Education is taking action across a range of areas to support states and districts in ensuring schools provide a rich range of offerings.