« Could Betsy DeVos Reject a State's ESSA Plan for Not Embracing Choice? No. | Main | Trump Taps Former Jeb Bush Aide as Ed. Dept. General Counsel »

Betsy DeVos to Visit Elementary School on Military Base

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos—who recently traveled to Florida to highlight dual-enrollment and career-readiness programs—is hitting the road again Monday, this time to Kimberly Hampton Elementary School in Fort Bragg, N.C.

DeVos plans to visit classrooms, read to students, meet with school officials, and chat with parents.

The visit will be DeVos' first to a school run by the Department of Defense. And her timing isn't a coincidence: April, which starts Saturday, is the Month of the Military Child.

April 3 is another big day in education: It's the first deadline for states to turn in their plans for implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act. (There's a second deadline in September for states who need more time to craft their plans.)

And ESSA includes an important twist for military kids: It requires states to break out military-connected children as a separate subgroup for the first time, so that educators, researchers, and advocates can compare their performance to other students. For more on DoD schools, check out Emily Richmond's great series over at the Hechinger Report.

We will, of course, be updating our Where in the World is Betsy DeVos tracker, which keeps you updated on all her school stops, once the visit concludes. You can check it out here: 


Don't miss another Politics K-12 post. Sign up here to get news alerts in your email inbox.

Follow us on Twitter at @PoliticsK12.

Commenting temporarily disabled due to scheduled maintenance. Check back soon.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Follow This Blog

Advertisement

Most Viewed on Education Week

Categories

Archives

Recent Comments