Education Secretary Launches ‘Raise the Bar’ Back-to-School Tour

Other agency officials participate in efforts to improve student learning and elevate educational standards.

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona has launched the “Back to School Bus Tour 2023: Raise the Bar” this week, from September 5 to September 8. This multi-state road trip will highlight how schools, families, and communities are increasing efforts to improve student learning and elevate educational standards. The tour will include stops in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

“This year’s Back to School Bus Tour will demonstrate how states, districts, schools, and higher education institutions… are already working boldly and creatively to Raise the Bar for education in our country – from fostering academic recovery to investing in mental health supports, strengthening and supporting the educator workforce to expanding out-of-school time programs, and building new career pathways to efforts to increase college access and affordability,” said Secretary Cardona.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, FCC Chairperson Jessica Rosenworcel, Deputy Secretary Cindy Marten, and Under Secretary James Kvaal, will join Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to engage with students, parents, and educators to celebrate the back-to-school season. Education Department initiatives have provided resources to K-12 schools, colleges, and universities to facilitate school re-openings and aid students in their recovery from pandemic disruptions.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Cardona as he shares the vision for school improvements during the tour of these states.
  • For Secretary Becerra, Chair Rosenworcel, Deputy Secretary Marten, and Under Secretary Kvaal as they join the education secretary in promoting school excellence and success.
  • For the president and his advisors as they set and implement primary, secondary, and post-secondary education policies.

Sources: Department of Education


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