John King

Several education news stories in 2016 impacted the African-American community. Black educators reached new heights and the community debated school choice.

The Education Department accesses civil rights gains under President Obama. Activists are preparing for rollbacks under Trump's administration.

Secretary of Education John King called for greater diversity at the PTA annual convention. He said diversity offers benefits all the way around.

Secretary of Education John King is urging charter schools to take a different approach to school discipline. Research shows that charter schools suspend students--especially children of color--at a higher rate than public schools.

New data from the Education Department reveals inequality in school districts across the nation. Black students are experiencing fewer education opportunities and disproportionate suspensions.