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How Obama's new education secretary could build a legacy in less than a year

U.S. Secretary of Education John King Jr. has just shy of 10 months in his post before the next administration takes over.  But that doesn’t mean he’s a caretaker—far from it.  Indeed, Secretary King has many opportunities to have a real and lasting influence on the trajectory of education in the country.  An ideal opportunity to create an outsized impact is by leveraging his position to advance higher education equity.

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Lucia Anderson Weathers
Stronger Nation 2017 demonstration
Stronger Nation 2017 demonstration
June 19, 2017

A Stronger Nation 2017 report uses Census data to track progress in degree attainment at several levels – nationally, in metropolitan areas, in all 50 states, and down to the county level. It also contains national data and state-specific estimates that show attainment of high-quality postsecondary certificates.