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Sep 5, 2013 2:45 PM by by Jonathan Ward

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Visit Tucson on Back-To-School Bus Tour

TUCSON - U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will hold an event in Tucson on Wednesday, Sept. 11th.

Duncan will be joined by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. They will be at TUSD's Bus Depot at 7 a.m. talking about how important school bus drivers are to safety as kids start and end their day. Both secretaries will also go on a school bus ride-along to Dodge Traditional Magnet School at 8 a.m.

Secretary Duncan visits Sunnyside High School at 10:30 a.m. He'll look into how SUSD is using technology in innovative ways for both students and teachers while making remarks on the importance of high speed internet access in schools.

After that Duncan heads up to Tempe for more public events on improving education, and later he'll honor victims and first-responders of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Other Education Department officials will be in Arizona next Wednesday to support the "Strong Start, Bright Future" back-to-school bus tour.

Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin will be joined by retired UA Men's Basketball Coach, Lute Olson, UA Women's Basketball Head Coach Niya Butts and UA mascots Wilbur and Wilma T Wildcat at Marana Middle School in Marana. They'll be talking about Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" Active Schools program to bring more exercise to public schools while leading fun sporting activities for students.

EVENT 1
WHO: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx
WHAT: Meet with bus drivers and dispatchers at Tucson Unified School District Bus Depot and then ride the bus route with students to Dodge Traditional Magnet Middle School.
WHEN: 7 -7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013
WHERE: Bus Depot, 2025 E. Winsett, Tucson, Ariz.

EVENT 2
WHO: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx
WHAT: Service project and school visit
WHEN: 8-10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013
WHERE: Dodge Traditional Magnet Middle School, 5831 E. Pima St. Tucson, Ariz.

EVENT 3
WHO: Michael Yudin, U.S. Department of Education
WHAT: School tour and pep assembly in support of First Lady's Let's Move! Active Schools program; school district to launch "60 minutes for 60 days activity challenge," featuring school sports, dance competition and relay races
WHEN: 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013
WHERE: Marana Middle School
11279 W. Grier Rd. #105 Marana, Ariz.

EVENT 4
WHO: renda Girton-Mitchell, director Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships; Ken Bedell, senior policy advisor, U.S. Department of Education
WHAT: Early learning roundtable with the African-American Ministerial Alliance
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013
WHERE: Neighborhood Ministries, 1918 W. Van Buren St. Phoenix, Ariz.

EVENT 5
WHO: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
WHAT: School visit to discuss technology in the classroom
WHEN: 10:30-noon Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013
WHERE: Sunnyside High School, 1725 E. Bilby Rd. Tucson, Ariz.

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