Education Secretary to visit Knoxville during back-to-school tour

U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. is set to come to Knoxville later this month. 

The U.S. Department of Education says in a news release that King is scheduled to be at Pellissippi State Community College on Tuesday, Sept. 13 as part of his annual back-to-school bus tour. 

During the visit, King will speak about America's College Promise. The program proposes two years of free community college for students who meet certain responsibilities. It was modeled in part on the Tennessee Promise program.

King is also scheduled to speak that day at Vance Middle School in Bristol and at the Battle Academy in Chattanooga.

On Sept. 14, the bus tour heads to Craigmont High School in Memphis.

The bus tour kicks off Sept. 12 in Washington, D.C. It ends Sept. 16 in New Orleans. Other stops are planned in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Virginia.

Additional details about the Knoxville event will be released before the event. 

(© 2016 WBIR)


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