Lincoln Public Schools has confirmed that Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education, has requested to – and will visit the school district’s Science Focus Program (Zoo School) on Thursday, Sept. 14.
DeVos will take a tour of the Zoo School and have a conversation with students and staff members.
“Our school district looks upon this visit as an exciting opportunity to share information about our Science Focus Program – and our fine Lincoln Public Schools public education system – with the U.S. Secretary of Education,” said Steve Joel, superintendent of LPS. “The students at Lincoln Public Schools have a wide variety of options and possibilities for their public education: through a rich array of LPS programs, as well as partnerships with local business and industry, higher education institutions, and private and parochial schools.”
The DeVos office requested the visit and will release details of the trip later this week. Most stops across the tour will have news media opportunities, and the DeVos office will also release those details later this week.
The Lincoln Children’s Zoo is closing the zoo all of Thursday.
Published: September 12, 2017, Updated: September 12, 2017