On Monday, Sept. 20, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will launch the “Return to School Road Trip”—a bus tour to showcase students and communities safely returning to in-person learning—with several events in Wisconsin. First, Secretary Cardona will visit Eau Claire for a tour of Locust Lane Elementary School and a Return to School Pep Rally.

Later in the day, he will visit University of Wisconsin–Madison, for a tour and a visit to their Public Service Fair that provides students of all majors the opportunity to connect with local, state and national nonprofit agencies.  Secretary Cardona will also meet with Latinx students, and students who are part of their special education teaching program.

Throughout the bus tour week—Sept. 20-24—Secretary Cardona, Deputy Secretary Cindy Marten, and local school leaders will join students, parents, educators, and school communities for events that highlight schools and communities that have safely welcomed students back to in-person learning.

EVENT 1: Return to School Tour, Pep Rally and Press Gaggle

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
Superintendent of the Eau Claire Area School District Michael Johnson

Return to School tour, pep rally and press gaggle

Locust Lane Elementary School
3245 Locust Lane
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 (Times are subject to change)
8:50 a.m. CT, school tour
9:15 a.m. CT, pep rally
9:45 a.m. CT, press gaggle

PRESS: This is an open press event. If you are interested in covering this event, please email [email protected].

EVENT 2: Tour, Meet with Students and Visit Public Service Fair

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank

WHAT: Visit campus and meet with Chancellor Rebecca Blank and students

University of Wisconsin–Madison
Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St., Main Lounge Deck, 2nd floor
Madison, WI

Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 (Times are subject to change)
3:15-4:15 p.m. CT:
3:15 p.m. CT, Greet and conversation with students in School of Special Education program
3:40 p.m. CT, Tour of LatinX Cultural Center and conversation with Latinx students
4:15 p.m. CT, Public Service Fair visit

PRESS: This is an open press event. If you are interested in covering this event, please email [email protected].

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