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The Carnegie, Kenton Co. Schools 1 of 11 Teams Chosen for National Program

The Kenton County School District and The Carnegie have been added to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Partners in Education Program.

The Kennedy Center selected only 11 teams of arts organizations and school systems from across the nation to participate in the Partners in Education Institute, being held April 23-26 at the Kennedy Center.

The Institute promotes partnerships in communities across the nation between arts organizations and local schools, focusing on the development of education programs for teachers.

While at the Kennedy Center, each team develops a plan specific to their community for the partners to establish or expand arts-base professional development programs for teachers. Teams receive a detailed planning guide, attend performances, and meet with national education leaders and guest artists.

The new teams will join the 94 teams from 42 states and the District of Columbia already participating in the program, which is in its 23rd year.

The newly selected teams met the criteria for selection by effectively demonstrating the potential for the arts organization and school system to initiate or expand programs for teachers and the stated commitment by both partners to collaborate on developing programs.

"The resources and opportunities this will provide the arts area teachers in our district is immeasurable," said Debbie Brown, Kenton County High School GT Specialist. "Partnering with the Kennedy Center, the most prestigious arts organization in the United States, will take our already amazing partnership with the Carnegie to an unbelievable level."

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