Secretary Duncan made the first stop on the 2013 Back-to-School Bus Tour at Transmountain Early College High School (ECHS) for a Town Hall this morning. Yesterday afternoon, staff from ECHS met with OVAE’s Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to highlight their successful collaboration with El Paso Community College in implementing the early college high school. Their partnership enables high school students to graduate with a high school diploma and an Associate degree at no cost to the student! Later today Brenda will be hosting a roundtable on CTE with the El Paso Region 19 Education Service Center. Stay tuned for more updates!