The North Omaha school is focused on maximizing the educational success of its students and bridging the learning and achievement gaps.
During her visit to 21st Century, DeVos visited a science classroom briefly and held two panels - one with high school students and a second with students and charter school officials.
Hope Academy is a charter school for students in grades 9-12 recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. As a state based media outlet reports, DeVos's tour chose the school because of its "role in the landmark Supreme Court case" that led to raising the standard schools must meet to educate students with disabilities. DeVos will visit schools in Gary, Indianapolis and Hancock County.
During the interview, DeVos said she wanted to empower parents so they can make the right choices for their children's education.
Anything less reeks of self-preservation for administrators, not survival of the fittest schools for our kids.
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In March, she praised the Indianapolis Public Schools district, saying more school corporations across the country should follow the "out-of-the-box" school management approach used by IPS. Yet, at the same time, Congress seems to have no plans to enact the stronger support for neighborhood public schools parents prefer.
Security was visible at the school and there were two protesters across the street prior to DeVos' arrival. She will end the tour at Eastern Hancock High School for its football game and pig roast from 6:10 p.m.to 8:30 p.m.
DeVos, a philanthropist and former businesswoman, has been criticized by some for her her advocacy of school reform and for not previously working as a teacher or school administration.
In a statement, Indiana Democratic Party chair John Zody criticized DeVos' visit. "The Trump-DeVos education budget is so bad, even members of their own party are speaking out". The school is part of Indiana's private school voucher program.
Carole Carlson is a freelance reporter for the Post-Tribune.