UPDATED: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos To Visit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

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UPDATED: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos To Visit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Event Date: November 8, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will travel to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands today to see the recovery and rebuilding efforts firsthand and to discuss with local officials their plans to help students resume learning. In Puerto Rico, Secretary DeVos will meet with Governor Ricardo Rosselló and Secretary of Education Julia Keleher along with other key officials including higher education leaders. Later, the secretary will travel to St. Thomas to meet with Governor Kenneth Mapp and representatives from both the Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE) and the St. Thomas School District. During her second stop, Secretary DeVos will tour The University of the Virgin Islands and meet with university President Dr. David Hall.

***Note: this schedule has been updated***

Who: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

What: Traveling to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for school tours and meetings with key officials

When: Wednesday, November 8th

Puerto Rico:

Escuela Loaiza Cordero
1397 Calle Feria
San Juan, Puerto Rico

11:30am - 12:30pm

Open press

U.S. Virgin Islands

Visit one:

Charlotte Amalie High School
8 and 9 Sugar Estate Road
Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

2:20 – 3:20 p.m.

Open press

Visit two:

University of the Virgin Islands
2 John Brewers Bay
Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

3:40 – 4:20 p.m.

Open Press

ACCESS: Credentialed media interested in attending either school visit should RSVP to the U.S. Department of Education at press@ed.gov. A valid media credential and photo ID will be required for access to the events.