Former Obama Cabinet Official to Lead The Education Trust

John B. King, who served as the tenth Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education at the end of the Obama administration, has been appointed president and CEO of The Education Trust. According to the organization’s website “the Education Trust is a national non-profit advocacy organization that promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels, particularly for students of color and low-income students. We were founded for one reason and one reason alone: to push, prod, and cajole our country toward educational justice.”

Before joining the Department of Education in 2015, Dr. King was commissioner of education for the state of New York. Earlier in his career he was the managing director of Uncommon Schools, an organization that operates high-performing charter schools in urban areas of New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.

Dr. King is a graduate of Harvard University, where he majored in government. He holds a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from Teachers College at Columbia University and a law degree from Yale University.

Related Articles

2 COMMENTS

  1. John, I congratulate you for all of your accomplishments and your continued love and support for ALL scholars regardless of differences. The sky is the limit for you at this point .

    Good luck!
    James Rainer

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Johns Hopkins University Launches New Major and Center for Critical Study of Racism, Immigration, and Colonialism

The new Chloe Center for the Critical Study of Racism, Immigration, and Colonialism will provide research opportunities and educational events for the Johns Hopkins University community. As part of the new program, the university has announced a new undergraduate major in critical diaspora studies.

Chicago Library Receives $2 Million to Digitize Collection of African American History and Literature

The Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection housed within the Chicago Public Library will soon be available online to the public thanks to a $2 million grant from the Mellon Foundation.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

Featured Jobs