(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.