U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks with Mat-Su Central School principal John Brown. Brown toured DeVos around the school on Aug. 26, 2019. (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is in Alaska this week, traveling the state to see how certain communities are using alternatives to traditional K-12 public schooling. It’s the first time she’s visited as Education secretary.

“It really is to learn and visit and visit a variety of communities,” Devos said, “getting a better understanding of the challenges of the remote communities in Alaska as well as your urban areas and how you’re addressing things in the larger urban area.”

Governor Mike Dunleavy hosted DeVos at Mat-Su Central School in Wasilla, a public alternative

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