Bradley Byrne to host Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in Mobile


U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is making a visit to Mobile, Ala. to visit educational institutions in the area, according to the office of Alabama 1st District U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne.

Byrne announced DeVos will spent a large part of Thursday, August 31, learning more about the range of education opportunities in Southwest Alabama.


DeVos’ visit was kicked off with a breakfast including local college and university presidents from Southwest Alabama. [Photo Credit: Rep. Byrne Facebook]

During her time in Mobile, DeVos will visit ACCEL Day and Evening Academy, Alabama’s first tuition-free public charter school; the AIDT Maritime Training Center, which helps train workers for Austal USA and other shipbuilding jobs; and Council Traditional School, a kindergarten through 5th grade school in the Mobile County School System.

DeVos’ Mobile itinerary is as follows:

  1. ACCEL Day and Evening Academy: 9:30 a.m. CT
  2. Tour of AIDT Maritime Training Center: 11:00 a.m. CT
  3. Council Traditional School: 1:15 p.m. CT

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