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Afternoon announcements: October 10, 2012

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October 10, 2012 04:21 pm

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Raise your hand if you think a Romney administration would include Jeb Bush as its education secretary. Everyone’s hands up? That’s what I thought!

Bush continues to campaign for Romney and officially backed Romney’s education strategy. “He probably wouldn’t use the Federal government as a club to bring about change, it would be a partner for states that are willing to reform in a broader way,” Bush said. WMFE out of Orlando, Fla. has the full story.

Remember the photos of classrooms around the world we posted a while back? The Huffington Post gives us a little more information on Julian German, the British photographer behind the project. His series is titled, “Classroom Portraits.”

According to Education Week’s analysis, no matter who wins the presidential election, education policy will still face tough times. No matter the outcome, “fiscal concerns are almost certain to take center stage, both during a lame-duck session to be held right after the election, and come January, after the new Congress is sworn in.”

The U.S. Department of Education announced that they will send officials to visit almost 40 schools to hear feedback from school principals. A few visits have already taken place and dozens of staff members will continue to visit schools through Thursday. “Great school leaders are key to students receiving a high-quality education and teachers feeling supported and empowered in their work,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “Outstanding principals build school cultures focused on learning and high expectations, where all students can reach their full potential. Every great school has a great leader.”

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