New Education Secretary A Positive Step for Early Learning

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 14, 2016) — Save the Children Action Network President Mark Shriver issued the following statement today on John B. King, Jr. being named the new U.S. Secretary of Education.

“John B. King, Jr.’s confirmation is a positive step for the early learning community. Experts agree that a high-quality early childhood education pays dividends in a child’s life, so having someone who is such a staunch supporter of the issue in this position is critical. We look forward to working closely with King in this new capacity to ensure all kids have an equal opportunity to succeed.”

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Save the Children Action Network is the political voice for kids. We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. That’s why we’re building bipartisan will and voter support to make sure every child in the U.S. has access to high-quality early learning and that no mother or child around the globe dies from a preventable disease or illness. By investing in kids and holding leaders accountable, we are helping kids from birth to age five survive and thrive.