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U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to visit Jeffersontown High, UofL during 'Back to School' bus tour

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Fern Creek High School on Thursday (Photo by Toni Konz, WDRB News) U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Fern Creek High School on Thursday (Photo by Toni Konz, WDRB News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Jeffersontown High School and the University of Louisville as two of 11 stops in six-state 2015 Back To School tour.

The visit will take the place the morning of Sept. 17, said Bonnie Hackbarth, a spokeswomen for Jefferson County Public Schools.

John Karman, a spokesman for the University of Louisville, said Duncan will participate in a panel with high school students and take tour of the university starting around noon. 

“We’re excited to have the secretary visit the university at a time when so much is happening here," Karman said. "The semester is new, and the students are back so there’s a renewed energy. Campus also looks great with many recently completed upgrades.”

According to the U.S. Department of Education, the theme of this year’s tour is “Ready for Success,” and during each stop we’ll be celebrating how states and local communities are working to increase access and opportunity from early learning through college.

Duncan will visit the following schools during the month of September:

- Woodland Early Learning Center, Kansas City, Missouri

- North High School, Des Moines, Iowa

- Roosevelt Middle School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

- Williamsfield Community Unit School District, Williamsfield, Illinois

- University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

- Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

- Crispus Attucks High School, Indianapolis, Indiana

- Jeffersontown High School, Louisville, Kentucky

- University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

- Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, Ohio

- Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This will be the third time this year for Duncan to visit a JCPS school. In April, he participated in a round-table discussion with students and teachers at Fern Creek High School. During that same visit, Duncan also met with teachers during an event at duPont Manual High School.

Reporter Antoinette Konz covers K-12 education for WDRB News. She can be reached at 502-585-0838 or @tkonz on Twitter.

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