U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. will travel to Boston, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, where he will visit Mildred Avenue K-8 School and participate in a roundtable discussion with Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell D. Chester, Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang, teachers and school leaders about the importance of supporting innovation at the school and district level. The discussion will focus on Massachusetts' ongoing commitment to improving education for all students. Mildred Avenue K-8 has made improvements in meeting targets for narrowing proficiency gaps in the last two years and continues to work with a variety of partners to strengthen student achievement.
Also that day, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will release results from the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) showing how the United States and Massachusetts compare to other nations. King and Chester will be available to discuss those results during a brief media availability at the end of the visit.