On the last stop of the 2014 back-to-school bus tour in Memphis, Tennessee, students from Cornerstone Preparatory School joined educators, community members and ED officials for a rally celebrating the school's impressive progress.
"Education is a shared responsibility," ED's Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell told participants and an audience of community activists at roundtable session focused on opportunity for all young people, including young men and boys of color.
At Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Secretary Duncan and First Lady Michelle Obama challenged high school students to find their passion and Reach Higher. Follow the ED back-to-school bus tour on Twitter #edtour14.
The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services have announced a new, $250 million grant competition to expand the reach of high-quality preschool. All states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico are eligible to apply by Oct. 14.