The LBJ School of Public Affairs Hosts Dr. John B. King for a Conversation about Closing the Education Gap


The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center is housed at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. The LBJ School celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2020 and is hosting high profile leaders for discussions on todays top policy issues through its LBJ In the Arena series.

On October 28, 2020, the LBJ School welcomed Dr. John B. King, the president and CEO of The Education Trust and the former U.S. Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama. Dr. King is also a member of the Policy Impact Center’s National Advisory Council and provides an invaluable perspective, connecting the earliest years to K-12 and beyond.

The LBJ In the Arena conversation was led by Dr. Cynthia Osborne, associate dean of the LBJ School and the director of the Policy Impact Center at the Child and Family Research Partnership. King shared his story on what influenced his thinking and career in education and the work he’s doing to close opportunity gaps for historically underserved populations, including within the context of COVID-19. We invite you to watch the timely conversation below.

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