Newly confirmed U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. will deliver remarks to the opening general session of the 2016 annual conference of the California Association for Bilingual Education Wednesday in San Francisco.
King, who was confirmed by the Senate on March 14 as education secretary, will pay tribute to the association’s four decades of advocating for the rights of English learners. He also will spotlight the Education Department’s commitment to improve educational equity and excellence for all students.
The President’s proposed education budget supports the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which embraces many of the reforms the Administration has long supported to improve outcomes for all students. Included is $15.4 billion for Title I grants to school districts – the cornerstone of federal efforts to ensure that all students, such as English learners, poor and minority students and students with disabilities, graduate from high school prepared for college and careers.
The theme of the conference is “CABE 2016: Bridging Multiple Worlds for Local & Global Success.”