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Second Chance Pell: A Second Chance

Second Chance Pell: A Second Chance
Second Chance Pell: A Second Chance
Length: 1:31

On June 24, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education announced the winners of the Second Chance Pell pilot project.

Listen and see why providing education opportunities to incarcerated individuals is so important.

Rachel Scott: You Are Worth Something

Rachel Scott: You Are Worth Something
Rachel Scott: You Are Worth Something
Length: 1:31

Rachel Scott tells her story of living in the foster care system and overcoming her circumstances to attend college.

Secretary John B. King, Jr. talks to Haja Kalokoh, a first generation

Secretary John B. King, Jr. talks to Haja Kalokoh, a first generation
Secretary John B. King, Jr. talks to Haja Kalokoh, a first generation
Length: 3:09

In honor of World Refugee Day, Secretary John B. King, Jr. sat down to chat with Haja Kalokoh about the challenges that she faces as a refugee from Sierra Leone and as a first generation college student. The story of refugees and the United States is not an “us” vs. “them” – it’s just “us.” People who are seeking refuge in the U.S. are regular people like all of us, but who have had to overcome extraordinary obstacles to get here. Our teachers, schools and communities play an important role in helping refugees to succeed despite the enormous stresses that come with being unrooted from their lives. Education empowers our refugee community with the life opportunities everyone deserves.

Spend the Day with Pre-K: Raquel Lima

Spend the Day with Pre-K: Raquel Lima
Spend the Day with Pre-K: Raquel Lima
Length: 3:26

Meet Raquel Lima, a Pre-K teacher in Clifton, NJ. She is passionate about her students and shares what teaching fourteen preschoolers is like from the minute she walks into the building to the minute she shuts the lights off for the evening.

On June 14, 2016, Secretary John B. King, Jr. will be shadowing Raquel to bring attention to the disparities in teacher pay among Pre-K teachers.

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Congrats Purpose Prep Graduates

Congrats Purpose Prep Graduates
Congrats Purpose Prep Graduates
Length: 1:01

James Cole, Jr. congratulates the kindergarten class at Purpose Prep Academy in Nashville, TN on their graduation and promotion to the first grade.

Celebrate #ProofPointDay!

Celebrate #ProofPointDay!
Celebrate #ProofPointDay!
Length: 1:25

Edwin Ordonez is a first-generation college student who will be continuing his education at Princeton this fall. #ProofPointDay is a day for him -- and the thousands of other first-generation students and college graduates. Get resources and learn more about the #ProofPointDay Initiative: https://proofpointday.org/

Why Teachers Matter.

Why Teachers Matter.
Why Teachers Matter.
Length: 2:21

Today and every day, we celebrate and thank teachers for the vital role that they play in supporting students and strengthening the future of our nation.

#ThankATeacher during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6, 2016.

MBK: A Conversation with James Cole, Jr. and Clifton Kinnie

MBK: A Conversation with James Cole, Jr. and Clifton Kinnie
MBK: A Conversation with James Cole, Jr. and Clifton Kinnie
Length: 3:17

James Cole, Jr. and Clifton Kinnie, a freshman at Howard University, take a walk and discuss their upbringing, social justice, and the President's My Brother's Keeper Initiative.

MBK Second Chance Pell

MBK Second Chance Pell
MBK Second Chance Pell
Length: 1:20

The Department of Education and Department of Justice annouced Second Chance Pell, a pilot program to test new models to allow incarcerated Americans to receive Pell Grants to support them in getting a college education, and give them a second chance at success.

MBK Read Where You Are

MBK   Read Where You Are
MBK Read Where You Are
Length: 1:15

Read Where You Are is a year-round call to action to encourage more reading time out of school and especially over the summer as part of the My Brother's Keeper Initiative.

Announcement of 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

Announcement of 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools
Announcement of 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools
Length: 9:43

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. was joined by Managing Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Christy Goldfuss on Earth Day to announce the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees award honorees. Across the country, 47 schools, 15 districts, and 11 postsecondary institutions are being honored for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.

James Cole, Jr. Speech at the University of Baltimore School of Law

James Cole, Jr. Speech at the University of Baltimore School of Law
James Cole, Jr. Speech at the University of Baltimore School of Law
Length: 12:48

James Cole, Jr. speaks at the University of Baltimore School of Law

Women's History Month

Women's History Month
Women's History Month
Length: 2:09

Secretary John B. King reflects on the contribution that women have made to the fabric of America and acknowledge those whose names don't appear in history books.

MBK Success Mentors #EveryStudentEveryDay

MBK Success Mentors #EveryStudentEveryDay
MBK Success Mentors #EveryStudentEveryDay
Length: 1:50

Hear how Kadija has been inspired by her mentor, Tylon, to achieve her goals through the MBK Success Mentors program.

Learn more about MBK Success Mentors → http://www.ed.gov/chronicabsenteeism

MBK Success Mentors Initiative is the nation’s first-ever effort to scale an evidence-based mentor model to reach and support the highest risk students -- using existing resources already linked to schools, and the metric of chronic absenteeism to drive school and life success. Chronic absenteeism is often the first flag for a school that a student may be at risk of dropping out of school. The MBK Success Mentor initiative will officially launch in school districts in 10 MBK cities this week, and another 20 MBK cities will join this effort this spring. Over the coming months, mentors will work with students in the 6th and 9th grades across 30 high needs school districts, with the goal of eliminating chronic absenteeism in these grades -- reaching over 250,000 students over the next three years.

John King speaks at Teach to Lead

John King speaks at Teach to Lead
John King speaks at Teach to Lead
Length: 21:09

Acting Secretary of Education John King highlights the important work that Teach to Lead is doing for the teaching profession and announces the #BestJob in the World proposal to help elevate and support teachers in high need areas of the country.


   
Last Modified: 07/01/2016