September 26, 2012 at 11:57 AM EDT
Education Drives America
Click here to see the photo gallery. See the full size gallery For the third year in a row, our team at the U.S. Department of Education has gone on a back-to-school bus tour . This year was more ambitious than ever. Senior leaders traveled from coast-to-coast and have participated in almost 100 events over the past 10 days. It started on Sept. 12 with a town hall meeting about the potential of technology to transform learning in Redwood City, Calif., and ended with a rally at the Department of Education headquarters in Washington, DC. Across the country, I’ve seen examples of communities in Topeka, Kansas , and McDowell County, West Virginia , coming together to turn around struggling schools. I met with Hispanic students in Reno, Nevada , to discuss how a college degree will help ensure their economic prosperity. And I visited a school in Denver that takes nutrition and student health seriously . They even got me to dance. read more
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