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

The first official day of the “Education Drives America” Back-to-School Bus Tour saw Secretary Duncan and other ED officials meeting with education stakeholders in California, Nevada, and other points of the compass. Prior to the official kick-off, senior staff held several additional events throughout the region. Check out some of the media coverage from the first few days.

Redwood City, Calif.

U.S. Secretary of Education kicks off cross country bus tour at Sequoia High in Redwood City, Calif.

Duncan says teachers are key to making technology and digital education work.

Sacramento, Calif.

In a meeting with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and area education leaders, Duncan Says Complacency Biggest Threat to Schools

Duncan promises to listen and learn during Town Hall in Sacramento.

Reno, Nev.

Arne Duncan discusses college affordability during telephone interview on the way to Reno.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan faces questions about Dream Act during Reno visit.

And in related news, ED officials fanned out across the region as part of the Back to School Bus Tour.

Mountain View, Calif.

Martha Kanter talks about how to improve STEM education nationwide at Google HQ.

Redwood City, Calif.

Karen Cator joins students on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at area high school.

Palo Alto, Calif.

Karen Cator and Richard Culatta attend Silicon Valley Digital Learning Meetup at Stanford University.

Elk Grove, Calif.

Greg Darnieder celebrated GEAR UP week at Elk Grove School District.

Las Vegas, Nev.

Brenda Dann-Messier seeks input from local officials during trip to Las Vegas.

Carson City, Nev.

Brenda Dann-Messier visits Western Nevada College in Carson City.