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Strong Start, Bright Future—Back to School Bus Tour

The Beginning of the School Year is Upon Us!
Check out what city the “Strong Start, Bright Future” tour is headed next!
Parents, educators, and school administrators: what aspirations and goals do you  have for the year? Students: How do you hope to approach the new school year, and what knowledge do you hope to gain? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.
Like so many of you who have been conjuring up thoughts and plans for the upcoming year, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has been doing the same. Yesterday was the launch of his “Strong Start, Bright Future—Back to School Bus Tour” in New Mexico.
The tour’s main purpose is to promote the critical and pivotal investment in education to cities and communities across the United States. Secretary Duncan will also inform others about the ConnectED initiative, and how it can help our students gain skills to compete in the 21st Century.
Wondering where the “Strong Start, Bright Future—Back to School Bus Tour” will stop next? Click the link here to learn more.
Don’t forget to register for Speak Up 2013! Surveys open October 2nd, and will run through December 20th.
Have a happy Tuesday!
– The Project Tomorrow team 

Project Tomorrow Endorses ConnectED

Project Tomorrow is pleased to endorse ConnectED!
Project Tomorrow is pleased to endorse the ConnectED Initiative!
 
ConnectED is President Obama’s plan for preparing our students to be ready for careers in our current & future job market. Careers are overwhelmingly requiring, and will continue to require, technological skills of employees and employers.
 
The ConnectED Initiative will connect 99% of all K-12 schools in the United States with high speed wireless Internet connection within the next five years.
 
The ConnectED Initiative  will also invest in training our educators in utilizing technology to enhance the educational quality of our students.
 
To learn more about the ConnectED Initiative and learn how ConnectED works, visit the White House site here.
 
Please also read a letter written to the Federal Communications Commission, and endorsed by non-profit organizations (including Project Tomorrow), and other entities supporting the enhancement of educational quality in the United States here.
 
Speak Up Surveys, an initiative of Project Tomorrow, asks students, educators, parents, school and district administrators, community members, and more their unfiltered viewpoints on pivotal educational programs and concepts. We then synthesize the research, and release our results with local and national representatives to aid in the pursuit of educational enhancement.
 
Registration for Speak Up will begin shortly! Please continue to check our website, Project Tomorrow & Speak Up for more information.
 
Have a lovely weekend!
 
Thank you for your continued support in Project Tomorrow.
 
– The Project Tomorrow Team