Puerto Rico education, public safety secretaries resign

April 3, 2019

Education Secretary Julia Keleher, who was appointed in December 2016, stepped down on Tuesday, April 2. The same morning, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced that Professor Eleuterio Álamo will serve as interim education secretary. Keleher oversaw the closure of more than 400 schools to save millions of dollars as Puerto Rico continues to see a sharp drop in enrollment amid a recession.