Senior Education Official to Hold Roundtable Discussion on Expanding Quality Education for All in Georgia

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John King, senior advisor delegated duties of Deputy Secretary of Education, will visit Atlanta, Georgia, for two events on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.

The first event will be a roundtable discussion on the re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act with officials from the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education at 3:30 p.m. ET. King will talk about the need to replace the current version of ESEA, the broken No Child Left Behind Act, with a law that not only prepares children for college and careers, but also delivers on the promise of equity and real opportunity for every child to set them up for success.

Following that event, King will deliver keynote remarks at the Teach for America School Leaders of Color Conference at 5 p.m. ET. During his remarks, King will discuss the importance of a diversified teaching force and how this can have a huge impact inside and outside of the classroom.

This is the fourth annual School Leaders of Color Conference, which brings together TFA's minority alumni school leaders, school systems leaders, and emerging school leaders to explore the unique opportunities and challenges that come with looking like the students and communities they serve.