U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to Discuss Including Students with Disabilities in High-Quality Preschool at First Stop on Back-to-School Bus Tour in Kansas City, Missouri

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will launch the “Ready for Success” back-to-school bus tour in Kansas City, Missouri, on Monday, Sept. 14, at 9 a.m. CT at Woodland Early Learning Community School. He will be joined by Cecilia Muñoz, assistant to President Obama and director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.

Assistant Secretary Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Michael Yudin and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning Libby Doggett will join Duncan and Muñoz for a visit with students and teachers. A media availability will follow to discuss the importance of including children with disabilities in high-quality early learning programs.

Education is a lifelong path—from preschool through college and careers—where, at every point along the way, access to high-quality learning opportunities can ensure everyone is ready for success. This year’s “Ready for Success” bus tour will celebrate how states and local communities are working to increase access and opportunity from early learning through college.

The bus tour runs through Friday and also will include stops in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Champaign and Williamsfield, Illinois; West Lafayette and Indianapolis, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Duncan and other senior Department officials will hold events highlighting the progress and achievements of educators, students, families and leaders in expanding opportunity for students throughout the nation.

View a video trailer about the bus tour here.
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