Obama Administration Announces Higher Ed Tour

March 11, 2016

The top officials at the U.S. Department of Education are hitting the road to promote their higher education agenda for the remaining months of the Obama administration.

Acting Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. and Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell will travel, starting next week, to several states to hold discussions about campus sexual assault, campus diversity efforts, the role of historically black colleges and universities in STEM fields, college completion, protections for student loan borrowers, and other issues.

The two-week College Opportunity Across America Tour will begin on Monday at the University of San Francisco and continue on to Georgia State University and Alabama A&M University, as well as other to-be-determined stops in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

King will meet with students, professors and college leaders and “will emphasize the department’s continued focus on the most important outcome: completing a quality degree at a reasonable cost,” the department said.

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