Ready for Success!

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan launched his “Ready for Success” back-to-school bus tour on Monday, Sept. 14 at Kansas City Public Schools' Woodland Early Learning Center. He was joined by KCPS Interim Superintendent Allan Tunis, KCPS Board of Directors Chair Jon Hile, Cecilia Muñoz, assistant to President Obama and director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.

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 celebrates how states and local communities are working to increase access and opportunity from early learning through college. Duncan chose to launch this year's tour at Woodland Early Learning Center because of the investment KCPS has made and the partnerships it has developed in order to increase the number of high-quality pre-K seats are available to the community. 

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.

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