U.S. education secretary visits Mobile

August 31, 2017 | Source: lagniappemobile.com


During her first stop in Mobile, United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said she was inspired by the stories she heard about students at Alabama’s first charter school — the ACCEL Day and Evening Academy on Cottage Hill Road.

 DeVos and U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) were also scheduled to tour the AIDT Maritime Training Center and Council Traditional School on Thursday before heading back to Washington, D.C.

“It’s a pleasure to come to ACCEL and hear from students,” DeVos told a gaggle of reporters in the hallway of the brand new charter school. “This school is meeting the needs of students where school hadn’t worked out.” (Read more)