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U.S. Education Secretary Visits Hartford Today

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – U.S. Secretary of Education John King, Jr. will be in Hartford today.

King will be joined by Governor Dannel Malloy, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, and other elected officials for a discussion in the importance of diversity and equity in education.

According to a release from Malloy’s office, the gathering will also discuss how best to ensure students get the most out of their education.

Malloy signed a bill into law with a goal to improve educator diversity, adding that while a majority of public school students are students of color, only 18 percent of the teacher force identifies as such.

The meeting gets underway at 1 p.m. from Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy.

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