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Arne Duncan Stops In The Steel City On A Nationwide Back-To-School Bus Tour

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U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks with high school students during a tour of the University of Louisville in Kentucky on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Duncan is taking a bus tour of schools in several cities, including Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is wrapping up his week-long, 10-city "Ready for Success" bus tour in Pittsburgh today. Duncan held a rally this afternoon for students at Barack Obama Academy of International Studies in East Liberty and appeared at Carnegie Mellon University to discuss college access and STEM education. He spoke with Essential Pittsburgh host Paul Guggenheimer about why he felt it was important to make Pittsburgh part of the tour.

More Essential Pittsburgh segments can be heard here.