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Lecture: "The State of Education in New York State," John King Jr.

The 4th Annual Esteves School of Education Spring Speaker Series welcomes New York State Commissioner of Education John King Jr., JD, Ed.D.

Date: Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Time: 7:30 pm

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Location: Bush Memorial Center -- Troy Campus

Contact: 244-2326

John King, Jr.As New York State Education Commissioner, John King, Jr., JD, Ed.D., oversees more than 7,000 public and independent elementary and secondary schools (serving 3.1 million students), and hundreds of other educational institutions across New York State including higher education, libraries, and museums. King is a strong voice for education reform, and he was a driving force in New York’s successful Race to the Top application. A former high school teacher and middle school principal, he has earned a national reputation for his vision and commitment to education reform.

King earned a B.A from Harvard University, an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.