On Thursday, President Obama will travel to Syracuse to deliver remarks at Henninger High School, discussing the importance of every American having the opportunity to achieve a quality education.
The President says this can be done by reducing cost and improving the value of higher education for middle-class students and their families.
President Obama is then scheduled to travel to Binghamton University on Friday. The President will lay out a plan to make college more affordable, tackle rising costs, and improve value for students and their families, according to the White House.
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President Obama was last in upstate New York for a visit to Albany in May 2012. The president toured the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering with Governor Andrew Cuomo, focusing the tour on job creation and the economy.
The New York State Thruway Authority says Obama will
be traveling on I-90 this Thursday and Friday, August 22 and 23. Temporary road closures will be put into place as
Obama makes stops in Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo. Traffic is expected to be slow on I-90 and motorists
should use caution while driving. Travelers can go to the NYS Thruway website for
real-time traffic updates.