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Betsy DeVos to Visit Elementary School on Military Base

By Alyson Klein — March 31, 2017 1 min read

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:


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