Johnson County Community College

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is on a six-state tour. The itinerary, unveiled on Monday, includes private school Kansas City Academy in Missouri and Johnson County Community College.

Officials at JCCC found out about the visit the same day the Education Department announced Secretary DeVos’ tour. It’s not yet clear what programs or classes she will visit.

Her agency says the multi-state tour is about highlighting innovation in education.

Washburn University and Johnson County Community College will receive $12 million dollars federal grants to develop programs to train students in new technology skills.

Washburn president Jerry Farley says the funds will be used mostly for training through the School of Nursing and the School of Applied Studies. He says the school plans to reach out to more veterans with the funding.

The grants were part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program, which is co-administered by the Labor and Education departments.

Five Kansas Arts Organizations Awarded Grants

Aug 6, 2013

The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (CAIC) has awarded more than $32,000 dollars in grants to five arts organizations.