Stay Digitally Connected with this Year’s Partners in Progress Bus Tour!


Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has repeatedly said that the best ideas come from schools, districts and states – not from Washington – which is why, starting on Monday, the Secretary will hit the road for his fifth-annual back-to-school bus tour to engage with students, teachers, parents and other members of local communities.

During this year’s tour, entitled Partners in Progress, the Secretary will discuss progress in education and the challenges and work ahead, all while highlighting the champions of change — teachers, parents, community members, and others — who are leading the effort to improve education for all students.

The three-day tour will take us to Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, and if you can’t make it to one of the events, here are four ways to stay digitally connected to the tour:

1. Twitter 

Follow hashtag #edtour14 for the latest and keep up to date by following @usedgov and @arneduncan.

2. Email Updates

Sign up here to get the latest from the road in your inbox.

3. Storify

Subscribe to our Storify page and read our collection of stories and photos from the road.

4. Blog

We’ll be blogging throughout the tour. Visit or subscribe to email updates from our Homeroom Blog.

Dorothy Amatucci is a digital engagement strategist at the U.S. Department of Education.