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U.S. Department of Education Announces Seventh Annual Back-to-School Bus Tour: “Opportunity Across America”

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. and senior Department of Education officials will launch the seventh and final back-to-school bus tour to celebrate progress in communities and states across the country. The tour will kick off Monday, Sept. 12, in the nation’s capital and end in Louisiana, on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.

This year’s “Opportunity Across America” tour will include stops in Washington, D.C.; Charlottesville, Virginia; Bristol, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Memphis, Tennessee; Harvest, Alabama; Little Rock, Arkansas; Indianola, Mississippi; and Monroe, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana. King and other senior Department officials will hold events touting the Administration’s key initiatives over eight years, highlighting the progress made to expand opportunity across the nation and the groundwork laid for continued momentum.

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