U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan began a three-day bus tour Wednesday with a stop in Pittsburgh, where he said the school system's cooperation with its teachers union should be a national model. Duncan praised the district's teacher-evaluation program, in which some teachers are eligible for bonuses if the district meets federal benchmarks for standardized tests. Duncan's "Education and the Economy Back-to-School Bus Tour" will end Friday in Chicago.

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