Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller, Others to Speak at EVSC School as Part of Back to School Bus Tour
As part of the U.S. Department of Education’s third annual “Education Drives America” Back-to-School bus tour, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will visit Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s Glenwood Leadership Academy on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m., as a part of a panel discussion on labor management collaboration and community partnership in education.
The panel, titled “Working Together to get Results” will include Miller, Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association, EVSC Superintendent David Smith, and Keith Gambill, president of the Evansville Teachers Association. The event, which will be in Glenwood’s auditorium, is free and open to the public.
EVSC Superintendent David Smith said, “The United States Department of Education choosing to shine its light on the positive and transformational efforts in our schools and selecting Glenwood as their only stop in Indiana -- highlights on a national level -- the opportunities students in the EVSC have.”
“America’s future is directly linked to the quality of education that we provide our children, young people and adults,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who will begin the national tour on Wednesday, Sept. 12 in Redwood City, Calif. “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 and his senior leaders are crisscrossing the country from Sept. 12-21, leading a series of events that reinforce the message that Education Drives America. Besides Evansville, some of the other stops include Sacramento, Calif.; Reno, Nev.; Salt Lake City; Cheyenne, Wyo.; Denver; Emporia, Kan.; St. Louis; Kansas City, Mo.; Mt. Vernon, Ill.; Lexington, Ky.; Charleston, W.Va.; Roanoke, Va.; Richmond, Va.; and Washington, D.C.
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, at www.ed.gov/bustour.