EdPalooza’s Opening EdVision Event: President George W. Bush and Secretary John King

President George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States
In conversation with Margaret Spellings, 8th U.S. Secretary of Education

followed by

John B. King, Jr., 10th U.S. Secretary of Education and President and CEO of the Education Trust
In conversation with Elisa Villanueva Beard, CEO, Teach for America

Presidential Reflections with President George W. Bush

This special keynote conversation brings an extraordinary perspective to the work across all 50 states to transform education: the reflections of a U.S. President. From his years as Governor of Texas and his time in the White House to the ongoing work at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas, President George W. Bush has long focused on education and the transformative policies that make a difference for students.

Seeing educational quality as a civil rights issue, President Bush speaks to the goals and specific policies that can erase failure, strengthen achievement and ensure success for every child. From early literacy and accountability to well-designed pathways into the workforce, his presidential reflections remind us what collaborative and courageous leadership in education requires—whether in local schools or the halls of government—and all that it can achieve.  

Join President George W. Bush on December 1 for his extraordinary insights on presidential and gubernatorial leadership in education, the coalition-building that can ignite change and the post-pandemic road ahead for everyone working to ensure success for students and the future of education in America.

Reflections on Education Leadership with Secretary John King

This premier EdVision event includes a keynote conversation with one of our nation’s most distinguished education leaders. Secretary John King speaks, first and foremost, to the profound influence of educators in inspiring him and to their instructional challenges in this pandemic year.

Drawing on his service in federal, state and nonprofit sectors, Secretary King shares perspectives on long-standing issues of educational equity, digital access and the role assessments should play in resource allocation. He also highlights the innovative strategies educators are using to help their schools go beyond just recovery but also to move toward excellence.

Don’t miss Secretary John King on December 1 for his insights on the most pressing pandemic challenges in education plus strategic recommendations to strengthen schools, build coalitions and reimagine ways to ensure a quality education and hopeful future for every child.