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Wakefield to Participate in College Board's AP Capstone Program
ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 19 -- The Arlington Public Schools issued the following news release:

Wakefield High School has been selected as one of approximately 1,000 schools worldwide to implement the new AP Capstone, an innovative diploma program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for college success: research, collaboration, and communication. The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research. Wakefield will start AP Seminar in the fall of 2017.

"We are excited to provide this opportunity for Wakefield students that will further develop ... Show Full Article

Reginald Chavez Begin Quest to Become IB School
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 19 -- Albuquerque Public Schools issued the following news:

A $10,000 grant from Southwest Capital will help the elementary school start the process as well as support other innovative classroom and school proposals.

Southwest Capital Bank will make an impact on public education in Albuquerque this year through a $10,000 grant to the APS Education Foundation.

Southwest Capital Bank, a longtime supporter of the Foundation, will help Reginald Chavez Elementary School as it begins its quest to become an International Baccalaureate school and also will support the Foundation's ... Show Full Article

Parent University Debuts New Online Resources About Learners from Birth to Prekindergarten
TOWSON, Md., Jan. 19 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Baltimore County Public Schools' Parent University offers a wealth of information and resources relating to learners at every step of their academic careers from PreKindergarten through Grade 12 and beyond.

But as every parent knows, a child's learning starts far earlier than PreKindergarten. And now, visitors to the Parent University website will find a new section dedicated specifically to the needs of the very youngest learners from birth to PreKindergarten.

"Learning is a lifelong endeavor, and ... Show Full Article

MPS Boys, Girls Basketball Teams to Compete at BMO Harris Bradley Center
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 19 -- The Milwaukee Public Schools have issued the following news release:

Milwaukee Public Schools presents The City Review, a high school basketball competition featuring the top boys and girls teams in the district, on Friday, January 27 at BMO Harris Bradley Center located at 1001 N. 4th St.

Student athletes from eight MPS high school basketball teams will compete on the same court used by professional and collegiate players. The event, now in its third year, comes as the district continues to increase athletic opportunities for students.

"Throughout the evening, you ... Show Full Article

Legislative Breakfast to Address Issues Affecting Public Education
DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 19 -- Dayton Public Schools issued the following news release:

The Dayton Board of Education and Superintendent Rhonda Corr are bringing together educators and local and state officials to exchange ideas about the current state of public education. A legislative breakfast will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Dayton Public Schools Community Room, 115 S. Ludlow St.

Board President Robert Walker will make opening remarks, followed by an academic overview of Dayton Public Schools presented by DPS Superintendent Rhonda Corr. Ohio State Sen. ... Show Full Article

JEA, Deutsche Bank to Provide Mentoring, Job-Shadowing, Summer Internships
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 19 -- Duval County Public Schools issued the following news release:

The jobs of today and tomorrow are increasingly demanding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) skills and Duval County Public Schools is committed to ensuring its students are equipped and ready to meet that demand. As part of this commitment, the district has partnered with Deutsche Bank and JEA to launch an innovative Early College program through Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) at Sandalwood High School. Students in the program will have a unique opportunity to ... Show Full Article

Board of Trustees Names Assistant Principal
ARLINGTON, Texas, Jan. 19 -- The Arlington Independent School District issued the following news release:

The AISD Board of Trustees today announces Tiffany Rollins as an assistant principal for Nichols Junior High.

Rollins has been an instructional coach at Nichols since 2015. Prior to that, she worked at Kennemer Middle School in the Duncanville ISD since 2006. She was an English-writing, reading and math teacher from 2006 to 2012, an RTI coordinator and project manager from 2012 to 2013, and a math center teacher and math case manager from 2013 to 2015. Rollins has a bachelor's from the ... Show Full Article