Secretary DeVos to Visit Pennsylvania, Participate in Roundtable Where State Legislators are Fighting to Expand Education Freedom

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Secretary DeVos to Visit Pennsylvania, Participate in Roundtable Where State Legislators are Fighting to Expand Education Freedom

HARRISBURG, Pa.—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will travel to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, Sept. 19 to visit Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School and participate in an Education Freedom roundtable. The school visit and roundtable are hosted by Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and the Diocese of Harrisburg.

Pennsylvania made headlines in recent months after Governor Tom Wolf vetoed House Bill 800, which would have doubled the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) to $210 million annually. The program provides low- and middle-income families private school and prekindergarten scholarships and currently serves more than 50,000 students. Unfortunately, due to current limits on the program, an estimated 52,000 students were turned away last year.

Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

What :

School tour and education freedom roundtable discussion

When :

Thursday, September 19 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. ET Media Avail – 9:55 a.m. Open Press

Where :

Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School Cathedral Campus
220 Liberty St.
Harrisburg, PA
RSVP: Please RSVP no later than 7:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, Sept. 19 to press@ed.gov. Press must arrive no later than 20 minutes before the event start time and bring a valid media credential and/or photo ID to ensure entry.