U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Atlanta on Wednesday as part of her “Rethink School” Tour that will see her swing through Georgia and Alabama to discuss “rethinking education,” namely in the form of outside-the-classroom learning experiences that will help open doors and improve outcomes for students.

First DeVos met with a panel of local high schoolers to learn about Project ENGAGES, a joint program between Georgia Tech and local City of Atlanta schools that gives students the opportunity to get hands on experience by working alongside university researchers on STEM projects.  The program, started about five years ago, has been a resounding success, and students were glowing in their praise at the meeting.  

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