Secretary King’s Memo Examines How States Can Close Opportunity Gaps

Secretary King’s Memo Examines How States Can Close Opportunity Gaps

January 13, 2017

In an exit interview with Education Week, Dept. of Education Secretary John B. King, Jr. discussed ESSA and equity opportunities. King was encouraged by state chiefs focusing on the “relationship between ESSA and equity” and how states are “going to use ESSA to close opportunity gaps and achievement gaps.” He also was pleased with states that are looking into “including chronic absenteeism” and “access to advanced coursework in school ratings.”