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Morse High School Students Return to School With New Career Skills Thanks to Summer STEM Solar Work Experience
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 21 -- The San Diego Unified School District issued the following news release:

In collaboration with the Morse High School STEM team, San Diego Unified School District and OpTerra Energy Services developed a five-session summer program for students in the school's STEM Distinction Program.

Students got a unique learning opportunity while the photovoltaic (PV) site was under construction. OpTerra provided solar education resources and hands-on materials, subject matter experts, and guest speakers at the construction site to teach students about solar panel technology and ... Show Full Article

School Board Appoints Director of Teaching and Learning
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 18 -- The Arlington Public Schools issued the following news release:

The School Board named Sarah Putnam as the interim Director of Teaching and Learning. Putnam is currently the Supervisor of Mathematics.

"With her experience as a classroom teacher, mathematics coach, and mathematics supervisor, Sarah brings the knowledge and understanding needed for this new instructional leadership role as Director of Teaching and Learning. Her perspective and knowledge as a classroom leader, combined with her expertise in providing resources for teachers, principals and instructional ... Show Full Article

IPS Plans Safe Activities and Options for Observing the Solar Eclipse
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 18 -- Indianapolis Public Schools issued the following information:

On Monday, August 21, Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) will observe the first total solar eclipse in nearly 40 years! The district wants to help students get the most out of this exciting, historic, cosmic event and has several activities planned to make sure they enjoy it safely.

Select schools have planned events and purchased approved protective eyewear for their students to watch the eclipse including:

* Longfellow STEM Middle School-Students have spent a week studying solar eclipses through a variety ... Show Full Article

Cleveland's Path to Say Yes Launches Website
CLEVELAND, Aug. 18 -- The Cleveland Metropolitan School District issued the following news:

The partners working to make Cleveland a chapter of Say Yes to Education have launched a website that provides more information on the program and their efforts.

Say Yes to Education works with communities to align academic and social services that help students stay on track to graduating from high school and prepare them for postsecondary studies. Chapters also provide scholarships that help students fill gaps in financing tuition.

If approved, Cleveland would join chapters in Syracuse and Buffalo, ... Show Full Article

Welcome to Our Three Newest Principals 8-17-17
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 17 -- Fairfax County Public Schools issued the following news release:

FCPS announces the appointment of three new principals.

Scott Poole, currently the principal at Woodson High School, has been named principal at Chantilly High School, effective October 2. Poole began his teaching career as a social studies teacher at Cooper Middle in 1992 and moved to Langley High in 1997 to teach Advanced Placement government. In 2002, he was named assistant principal at Lanier Middle and later served as assistant principal at Centreville High. Poole served as principal at Lanier ... Show Full Article

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Colorado High School Charter - Osage Campus
DENVER, Aug. 17 -- The Colorado League of Charter Schools issued the following news release:

Colorado High School Charter, a charter public school in Denver, serving students in grades 9-12, has remodeled and expanded its Osage Campus. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony, reception and tours to share the news and renewed school with the community.

CHSC was designated a "green" school this past school year and is currently the highest ranked alternative education campus in the Denver Public Schools. It serves high school students who have not found success in a traditional high school setting. ... Show Full Article

Local Teacher Completes National Food Safety and Nutrition Training
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 -- Newark Public Schools issued the following news release:

Henie Parillon, a teacher at Abington Avenue School in Newark, NJ was one of 30 teachers nationwide chosen to complete a food science training program developed and implemented in a partnership between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and Graduate School USA. The one-week program for middle and high school science teachers, as well as family and consumer science and health education teachers, took place in Washington this summer. The training is part of the FDA/NSTA ... Show Full Article