John King Jr.

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John King Jr.
John B. King official portrait.jpg
10th United States Secretary of Education
In office
March 14, 2016 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyJames Cole (Acting)
Preceded byArne Duncan
Succeeded byBetsy DeVos
United States Deputy Secretary of Education
Assumed office
January 4, 2015
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byJames H. Shelton
New York Commissioner of Education
In office
June 15, 2011 – January 4, 2015
GovernorAndrew Cuomo
Preceded byDavid Steiner
Succeeded byElizabeth Berlin (Acting)
Personal details
Born1975 (age 45–46)
Flatlands, Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materHarvard University
Columbia University
Yale University

John B. King Jr. (born 1975 in Brooklyn, New York City) is an American politician. He was the Secretary of Education at the U.S. Department of Education from 2016 to 2017.[1] Before, he served as its Acting Deputy Secretary,[2][3] and from 2011 to 2014 he was the New York State Education Commissioner.[4]

The former Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan,[5][6] was given the job of putting into effect the No Child Left Behind Act. However, King is required to put into effect the law that replaces that law, the Every Student Succeeds Act.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "John B. King, Jr., Acting Secretary of Education—Biography". U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  2. "NY Education Commissioner John King to Join Education Department as Senior Advisor | U.S. Department of Education". Retrieved 2015-08-31.
  3. Camera, Lauren (October 5, 2015). "5 Things to Know About the New Education Secretary; Arne Duncan's replacement has gone to battle with teachers unions, and they're not happy about his promotion". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  4. Taylor, Kate (10 December 2014). "New York State Education Commissioner to Leave for Federal Post". New York Times. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  5. Harris, Gardiner; Rich, Motoko (2 October 2015), "Arne Duncan, Education Secretary, to Step Down in December", The New York Times, retrieved 5 January 2016
  6. Skiba, Katherine (2 October 2015). "Arne Duncan stepping down, returning to Chicago". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  7. Scott, Amy (4 January 2016). "What to expect from new education chief John King". Marketplace. Retrieved 5 January 2016.