DeVos kicks off “Rethink School Tour” a stone’s throw from Colorado

Author: Erin Prater - September 12, 2017 - Updated: September 12, 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos listens during her introduction to speak about campus sexual assault and enforcement of Title IX, the federal law that bars discrimination in education on the basis of gender, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at George Mason University Arlington, Va., campus. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will kick off her “2017 Rethink School Tour” Tuesday morning in Casper, Wyoming — just a stone’s throw from the Colorado border.

DeVos will visit Woods Learning Center in Casper and St. Stephens Indian High School on the Wind River Indian Reservation Tuesday — two schools that “highlight the ways local educators are meeting the unique needs of their students,” according to a Department of Education press release.

The tour, which wraps up Friday, will feature stops in Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Indiana. It’s intended to “showcase creative ways in which education leaders are meeting the needs of students in K-12 and higher education,” according to a press release.

“There are so many new and exciting ways state-based education leaders and advocates are truly rethinking education,” DeVos said in a statement. “It is our goal with this tour to highlight what’s working. We want to encourage local education leaders to continue to be creative, to empower parents with options and to expand student-centered education opportunities.”

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