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The Dallas Morning News, The Sixth Floor Museum and Dallas ISD to announce initiative; youth council will donate replicas of Kennedy chair and rug bearing
Educational Partnership Inspired by the Legacy of JFK
Dallas ISD will join The Dallas Morning News and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in an educational partnership that galvanizes educators, students and families around President John F. Kennedy’s legacy in observance of the 50th anniversary of his assassination.
The partners will officially kick off the Leadership and Learning initiative at 1 p.m., Monday, September 23, at John F. Kennedy Learning Center, 1802 Mosley Ave. During the kickoff, The Sixth Floor Museum’s Youth Advisory Committee will donate replicas of a Kennedy rocking chair and rug bearing the Great Seal of the United States. The replicas will be housed in the school’s library.
The school’s entire fourth-grade class will join Tom Huang, Sunday and Enterprise Editor, The Dallas Morning News, Nicola Longford, executive director, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles and JFK Learning Center principal Carmela Levy-David to detail the initiative which runs through March 2014. The JFK Learning Center choir also will perform.
Each school in the district will sponsor or participate in at least one event that will allow students to explore Kennedy’s legacy of academic achievement, community service, global communication or/and healthy living.
The initiative will culminate in the spring with a reception for select students at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
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