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Afternoon Announcements: September 18, 2012

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September 18, 2012 06:21 pm

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While there’s no breaking news in education today, there’s plenty to make sure you get your afternoon fix. Enjoy!

Local to those of us here in Washington, the Kennedy Center will expand their comprehensive arts-education program, “Any Given Child” to Baltimore City. The program increases access to the arts for students K-8, and will be tailored to Baltimore by utilizing their resources. The Baltimore Sun has more.

On to the Chicago teachers strike, which continues again today with no resolution. Yesterday, the Obama campaign chimed in for the first time. During a briefing with reports, campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki noted that, “everybody’s priority…is to ensure that the teachers and the students can get back to school.” She adds that the campaign has not been involved, and that the strike is not a ‘political distraction.’ Read the q&a on the Ed Week blog.

Futures of School reform, a new book that offers bold ideas for educational reform outside the mainstream, released today. Eduwonk has this to say about it, “If you agree with all of it then you aren’t reading closely – but some provocative ideas.”

Have you been following the myriad happenings at Penn State University? Here at the Alliance, we focus our attention on K-12, but we thought we’d note that if you’re in the D.C. area, Penn State President Rodney Erickson will be speaking at the National Press Club on Oct. 31, Pennlive.com reports. I’ve a hunch tickets will go fast.

Engage with us on these topics in the comments or on twitter @all4ed. Thanks for reading today’s #ednews roundup!

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