U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will give remarks at the 2013 EdSource symposium being help in partnership with the California State PTA on Saturday, May 4, at 1:15 p.m. PT in San Jose, Calif.
Kanter will focus her remarks on cradle–to-career readiness, with a particular emphasis on easing transitions between high school and community college. She will also discuss the President’s 2014 budget proposal and new Preschool for All initiative, as well as the just-released Blueprint for RESPECT, which aims to elevate and transform the teaching profession. RESPECT stands for Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence, and Collaborative Teaching.
The conference, entitled “Transforming Public Education: What’s Next for Students, Teachers, and Schools,” brings together education leaders, experts, advocates, and practitioners to discuss education reform issues ranging from school finance to teacher quality to school performance.