John King, former secretary of education under Barack Obama, will deliver the keynote address during The Mind Trust’s Celebrating Education Progress event June 3 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. The Mind Trust is an education nonprofit.
King’s speech is half a celebration of Indianapolis’ progress to providing quality education to more students and half a call to quicken the pace of that progress.
“We were thinking about how we are going to most effectively celebrate the progress while also instilling the urgency in our community around the work that needs to be done, and there’s just nobody that would be more effective at that than Secretary King,” Brandon Brown, CEO of the Mind Trust, said. “It’s an incredible honor for him to be here today