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Statement by Patricia Levesque on U.S. Secretary John King

Tallahassee, Fla – Today, Patricia Levesque, CEO of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) released the following statement congratulating Secretary John King on being confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of Education.

“Throughout his career – from teaching to leading the New York State Education Department  – Secretary John King has shown a tireless commitment to improving student learning through rigorous accountability and high quality educational options.  Our nation’s students are fortunate to have him at the helm of the U.S. Department of Education at this crucial time.  ExcelinEd looks forward to working with Secretary King and our many state partners to ensure implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) maintains a commitment to accountability for the success of all students while also creating opportunities for state innovation.

Take a moment to watch this video as Secretary King explains why Education Reform is important to him: