Back-to-School Tour in the News: Day Two

Visiting Nevada and Utah as part of the Department’s “Education Drives America” back-to-school bus tour, Secretary Arne Duncan, Under Secretary Martha Kanter, Chief of Staff Joanne Weiss, and Assistant Secretary Deb Delisle, along with other Department officials, met with educators and community leaders to hear about the challenges they face and the progress they’re making. Check out some of the media coverage from this leg of the eight-day cross-country tour.

Reno, Nev.

Duncan cited data showing how the U.S. is not as competitive as it used to be.

Elko, Nev.

Great Basin College was the site of a panel discussion on American Indian education with Delisle and Bill Mendoza, director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Martha Kanter visited Glendale Middle School to study progress in Salt Lake City and review the effectiveness of school improvement programs “to find what’s working in schools across the U.S. and apply those strategies systemically.”

Teachers described how a federal School Improvement Grant made to Horizonte Instruction and Training Center is improving their effectiveness in the classroom, and students say they’re benefitting, too.