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US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos To Visit Johnson County Community College


U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is on a six-state tour. The itinerary, unveiled on Monday, includes private school Kansas City Academy in Missouri and Johnson County Community College.

Officials at JCCC found out about the visit the same day the Education Department announced Secretary DeVos’ tour. It’s not yet clear what programs or classes she will visit.

Her agency says the multi-state tour is about highlighting innovation in education.

JCCC president Joseph Sopcich says the stop at their campus Thursday is a chance for students to tell DeVos about the hurdles they overcome to achieve their career and education goals.

In a campus email, Soppcich said the visit would be brief and would not include a public forum.


Celia Llopis-Jepsen is a reporter for the Kansas News Service, a collaboration of KMUW, Kansas Public Radio and KCUR covering health, education and politics. You can reach her on Twitter @Celia_LJ

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