Visit ed.gov/bustour to read more about the tour and to see all the stops. Below are our events scheduled to be streamed live online. Times are listed in the time zone of the event and please not that events and times are subject to change.
Wed, Sept 12, 2012 – 9:00 AM PT
Silicon Valley, Calif. – Sequoia High School
Secretary Arne Duncan will kick off the back-to-school bus tour with a panel discussion with founder of Khan Academy Sal Khan, English teacher Catlin Tucker and Coursera founder Andrew Ng. Duncan will take questions via Twitter from students, parents, teachers and education stakeholders for an event focusing on equity and expanding opportunities to learn with emerging digital technologies. Ask questions using #EdTour12
Wed, Sept 12, 2012 – 5:40 PM PT
Reno, Nev. – University of Nevada Reno
Secretary Duncan will host a town hall with 700 stakeholders to discuss education issues impacting Hispanic Americans, college access and affordability, and the connection between education and jobs. Univision’s Anya Arechiga, will moderate the discussion and Hispanic community leaders, educators, parents, and students will also engage in the discussion.
Mon, Sept 17, 2012 – 3:25 PM MT
Limon, Colo. – Limon Public School
Secretary Duncan will address some 200 students, parents, teachers and community members at the school’s Constitution Day celebration.
Tues, Sept 18, 2012 – 12:00 PM CT
Topeka, Kan. – Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
Secretary Duncan and guests will honor the legacy of hope and courage represented by the U.S. Supreme Court case that ended legal segregation in the nation’s public schools.
Tues, Sept 18, 2012 – 2:45 PM CT
Emporia, Kan. – Emporia State University
Secretary Duncan will join NEA President Dennis Van Roekel for a tour of the National Teacher Hall of Fame and to hold a discussion with students, prospective teachers and community members.
Tues, Sept 18, 2012 – 6:00 PM CT
Kansas City, Mo. – Metropolitan Community College
Secretary Duncan and other senior ED officials will host a town hall on education and the Hispanic community at the Penn Valley campus of Metropolitan Community College.
Thurs, Sept 20, 2012 – 7:00 PM ET
McDowell County, W.Va. – Mount View High School
Secretary Duncan and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, will engage in a panel discussion with community members and stakeholders on how to build public-private partnerships to support educational improvement as the path to a brighter economic future.
Fri, Sept 21, 2012 – 10:40 ET
Roanoke, Va. – Virginia Western Community College
Secretary Duncan will lead a town hall discussion that will explore indicators of college and career readiness. Also participating in the town hall will be Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier, VWCC faculty, students, regional employers, and local community members.