US Secretary of Education Betsy Devos Visits Orthodox School in New York

Yeshiva Darchei Torah in Far Rockaway (Twitter)
US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Darchei Noam, an Orthodox school for boys in Far Rockaway this morning.

Yeshiva Darchai Torah in Far Rockaway

DeVos spent yesterday morning at the Manhattan High School for Girls, and Orthodox Jewish School.

Secretary DeVos arrived at the all girls school and was greeted by Mrs. Yanofsky, School Principal, Mrs. Friedman-Stefansky, General Studies Principal and Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, Executive Vice President of Agudath Israel of America. (Dept of Education Press Office)

It was her first visit to an Orthodox school, or a New York City school in general, since taking office more than a year ago.

(Dept of Education Press Office)

Throughout the visit, Secretary DeVos toured multiple classrooms, including Jewish History and Genealogy, Scriptures, Forensic Science, English and Music.

Following the tour, Secretary DeVos led a roundtable with 17 school leaders, teachers and board members where she had a more in depth conversation about their unique school offerings.

Yeshiva Darchei Torah in Far Rockaway

To conclude the visit, Secretary DeVos participated in school lunch with a group of students ranging from freshmen to seniors in high school.

During her stops, Devos is taking part in roundtable discussions with students and meeting with school officials.

Devos, an advocate for private and charter schools, is not expected to visit any of the city’s public schools.