Our 6th annual Back-to-School Bus Tour was a blast! Below are some of our favorite pictures taken during the tour!
Secretary Duncan met students during a visit to the Woodland Early Learning Community School in Kansas City.
President Barack Obama joined Secretary Arne Duncan during the first day of the Bus Tour in Des Moines.
Secretary Duncan is welcomed by students at Roosevelt Middle School in Cedar Rapids.
Secretary Duncan participated in a panel discussion with state and local leaders and heard about the importance of teacher leadership and the role the Teach to Lead program has played in advancing their work.
Secretary Duncan took a selfie with students after meeting with them at the Williamsfield Community Unit School District.
Secretary Duncan joined coaches and players of the Illini men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams during his visit to the University of Illinois, Champaign. The University, through its Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) is one of the nation’s best in serving the needs of college students with disabilities.
Students demonstrated their knowledge at Jeffersontown High School Magnet Career Academy when Secretary Duncan visited.
Students joined Secretary Duncan on a tour during his visit to the University of Louisville. All of these high school seniors were from nearby Jefferson County Public Schools and talked with Duncan about their hopes – and concerns – regarding higher ed.
Bryan Dell, a former drug addict and dealer, told Secretary Duncan and Under Secretary Ted Mitchell about the importance that Cincinnati State and a strong community college education has played in his life since he has been in recovery.
The Back-to-School Bus Tour ended with a college access rally and town hall at Carnegie Mellon that highlighted the importance of STEM education.
All photos taken by Department of Education photographers Paul Wood and Joshua Hoover.
Check out ed.gov/success for more images and blog posts about each stop on the tour.