People: Former Duncan Press Secretary Joins Urban Alliance
Slowly but surely the original Duncan / Obama education team is disbanding. Already, Mike Lach and Charlie Brown have left. There may have been others, and surely will be more once the election passes. Today's news is that Sandra Abrevaya -- Duncan co-press secretary with Justin Hamilton who in April 2011 left USDE to become Associate Communications Director at the White House -- is heading to Chicago to help with the expansion of Urban Alliance, a DC and Baltimore program which "empowers under-resourced youth to aspire, work and succeed through paid internships, formal training, and mentorship." Here is the Chicago (Wilmette) native and former Durbin staffer an iconic 2009 EdWeek picture (see full-sized image and story here). Congrats, condolences.