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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to visit Lexington Wednesday

Betsy DeVos, 11th and current United States Secretary of Education, Photo Date: February 23,...
Betsy DeVos, 11th and current United States Secretary of Education, Photo Date: February 23, 2017 / Cropped Photo: Michael Vadon / CC BY 2.0 / (MGN)
Published: Apr. 16, 2019 at 10:44 AM EDT
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be making two stops in Kentucky Wednesday, including a visit to Lexington.

DeVos will be joined by Gov. Matt Bevin during the trip, which also includes traveling to Benton to announce an anti-violence grant to the Marshall County School District following a school shooting at Marshall County High School in 2018.

The two will host a roundtable discussion in Lexington at Bluegrass Community & Technical College on Newtown Pike at 11 a.m. where they will discuss school choice efforts.

DeVos is throwing her support behind the department's Education Freedom Scholarships, which provides a $5 billion annual tax credit for donations to state-based scholarship programs.