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Top U.S. Education Officials to Visit Salt Lake Wednesday as Part of 2012 Cross-Country Back-to-School Bus Tour Promoting Education

“Education Drives America” to Spotlight Classroom Success, Link Education and the Economy

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Event Date 1: September 12, 2012 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Event Date 2: September 12, 2012 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

David Bergeron, acting assistant secretary for the U.S. Education Department’s Office of Postsecondary Education, and Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will visit Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Sept. 12 to engage in events spotlighting classroom success, college affordability and the link between education and jobs. These engagements are part of the Education Department’s 2012 cross-country, back-to-school bus tour, Education Drives America.

The bus tour will kick off in Utah at Westminster College where Bergeron will lead a roundtable discussion on college access and affordability. Later on Wednesday, Girton-Mitchell will take part in a “Face to Faith” video conference session, featuring students at Brighton High School in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, who participate in the Tony Blair Foundation-sponsored program, sharing a lesson with students in Manila.

More than a half-dozen senior officials will hold events during the three-day bus tour stop in Utah. The tour begins this week in Silicon Valley and continues across America, winding up in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 21.

For live, up-to-the-minute updates from the road, follow the Education Drives America tour on Twitter using the hashtag #edtour1, or see the department’s bus tour blog. To receive media advisories, press releases, notifications about postings to the blog, and other special updates during the tour, subscribe to the department’s Education Drives America e-mail updates by clicking here.


Event 1
Who : David Bergeron, acting assistant secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education
What : Roundtable discussion on college access and affordability
When : 2:00 p.m. MT, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012
Where : Westminster College
Alumni House (lower level conference room)
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Event 2
Who : Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the U.S. Education Department’s Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
David Bergeron, acting assistant secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education
What : Face to Faith video conference session, featuring students at Brighton High School, who participate in the Tony Blair Foundation-sponsored program, sharing a lesson with students in Manila
When : 7:00 p.m. MT, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012
Where : Brighton High School
2220 East Bengal Boulevard
Cottonwood Heights, Utah

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