Posted on October 7, 2014

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We recently spotted an absolutely brilliant piece of guerilla marketing for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s new exhibit on rocker/legend David Bowie. This flyer was spotted on a street near the museum building. Those brave enough (or foolish enough!) to dial the number got connected to … the museum. Well played, MCA! Bowie would be proud.

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  • Atlanta schools superintendent to recommend reorganizing as ‘charter system’ – Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen’s administration plans to recommend the district pursue “charter system” status, an organizational structure that gives the district more freedom from some state laws — and potentially a little more money — in exchange for greater state accountability.
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  • 13-year-old is star of Dallas City Council meetings – Remember the 13-year-old from Oak Cliff who makes a habit of attending Dallas City Council meetings and voicing his opinion on everything from school safety to domestic violence? He’s back!
  • Scottsdale school district to hold public forums ahead of election – The district is asking voters to combine and renew two overrides this fall. The property tax would generate $18.8 million per year, of which $11 million would be additional revenue. The district will spend the money to restore cuts made to the classroom during the past two years.
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