Former Education Secretary John King to Receive Humanitarian Award at AASA’s National Conference on Education

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James Minichello
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What:  Former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., will receive the Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award at the 2017 National Conference on Education, hosted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, in New Orleans, La. This award recognizes leaders who exemplify the qualities modeled by the late Effie Hall Jones. She was a school administrator, teacher, counselor, and a champion of women and minorities in educational leadership. Equity and opportunity were the hallmarks of her work. Closing the academic, health and social gaps was one of the cardinal intents of her rigorous efforts to increase the number of women and minority school system leaders.

When: The announcement will be made Friday, March 3, 2017, from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (local time).

Where: The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center / 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, La., 70130 (Rooms 208-209)

The conference hashtag is #NCE17. For more information about the 2017 National Conference on Education, visit the AASA website.


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA advocates for the highest quality public education for all students, and develops and supports school system leaders.