Back-to-School Bus Tour - Day One

The “Strong Start, Bright Future” Back-to-School Bus Tour takes Secretary Arne Duncan throughout the Southwest to highlight the importance of ensuring that all students benefit from high-quality educational opportunities. Day one included three stops in NM: Santa Fe, Albuquerque & Polvadera.


  1. Sante Fe - Secretary of Education Arne Duncan kicked things off at the Santa Fe Children’s Project Early Learning Center with classroom visits and a town hall on the importance of quality early learning programs.
  2. Albuquerque - Duncan stopped at Emerson Elementary for classroom visits and a roundtable discussion with district and labor leaders, teachers, parents and students. The focus was the school's turnaround efforts.
  3. Socorro - Duncan stopped at Midway Elementary for a classroom discussion with teachers and to hold a community meeting on rural education at the school.
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