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U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Visit Limon, Colo., as Part of 2012 Cross-Country Back-to-School Bus Tour Promoting Education

“Education Drives America” to Spotlight Education Successes, Engage Communities in Conversations about School Reform, College Affordability, and Education and the Economy

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As part of the U.S. Department of Education’s third annual back-to-school bus tour, on Monday, Sept. 17, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Limon, Colo., where he will deliver a back-to-school speech at Limon Public School. This engagement is one in a series of events and community conversations to be held coast-to-coast where Secretary Duncan and other senior leaders from the Department will highlight the theme that Education Drives America.

The bus tour will begin in California’s Silicon Valley on Wednesday, Sept. 12 and conclude on the evening of Friday, Sept. 21, at the Department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Besides Limon, some of the other stops include: Las Vegas, Nev.; Salt Lake City; Cheyenne, Wyo.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Topeka, Kan.; St. Louis; Mt. Vernon, Ill.; Evansville, Ind.; Lexington, Ky.; Charleston, W.Va.; and Richmond, Va.

“America’s future is directly linked to the quality of education that we provide our children, young people and adults,” Secretary Duncan said. “It is the key to a vibrant middle class, strong national security and our global economic competitiveness. This bus tour is an opportunity to highlight what’s working and create momentum for education reforms that improve the lives of all students.”

Secretary Duncan will spend his time in Limon addressing some 200 K-12 students, parents, teachers and community members at the school’s Constitution Day celebration.

More specific details about the bus tour stop in Limon, Colo., will become available as the time for the event draws closer. For live, up-to-the-minute updates from the road, follow the Education Drives America tour on Twitter using the hashtag, #edtour12, or visit 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.