Friday - April 28, 2017
K-12 Education

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Public Comment Sought on Nondiscrimination, Equity, and Cultural Proficiency Policy
NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 27 -- Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools issued the following news release:

Metro Schools announced today the hiring of four new community superintendents. The new organizational structure, announced in February, will allow for better planning and coordination across all grade levels in support of the district's new Strategic Framework. The new structure will better equip the district to mobilize local resources to support students and families through expanded collaborations with civic, community, business and faith-based organizations. The community superintendents ... Show Full Article

Parents, Residents Packed the House at IPS Community Meeting
INDIANAPOLIS, April 27 -- Indianapolis Public Schools issued the following information:

It was a packed house at the Glendale Public Library on Wednesday night for the first of several community meetings to gather feedback on the recommendation by the IPS Facilities Utilization Taskforce to close several high schools within Indianapolis Public Schools.

Members of the Taskforce, Board of School Commissioners and IPS leadership were joined by nearly 150 community members to exchange information and ideas.

The meeting began with a presentation from IPS Operations Officer David Rosenberg, ... Show Full Article

Owings Mills Elementary School Educator Rebecca Eig Named 2017-18 BCPS Teacher of the Year
TOWSON, Md., April 27 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release:

In introducing his teacher, who later that evening would be named Baltimore County Public Schools 2017-18 Teacher of the Year, Troy Taylor described Rebecca Eig as "E - encouraging, I - innovative, and G - genuine," and said that she is one of the reasons he loves learning.

BCPS Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance named Eig, a Grade 2 teacher at Owings Mills Elementary School, as Baltimore County Teacher of the Year. The awards ceremony was held yesterday evening at George Washington Carver Center for ... Show Full Article

Hinojosa Named Superintendent of the Year By Latino Superintendent's Association
DALLAS, April 27 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release:

Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) Superintendent Michael Hinojosa has been named the 2017 Latino Superintendent of the Year by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS).

The award will be presented during the ALAS annual awards gala on Thursday, April 27 in Washington, D.C. In a statement issued to Hinojosa from ALAS, Executive Director Nancy Lewin remarked that this year's candidates were considered among a competitive selection process.

"The committee ... Show Full Article

Bowie HS Culinary Team Advances to National Competition
UPPER MARLBORO, Md., April 27 -- Prince George's County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Bowie High School students won first place in the Maryland ProStart Student Invitational (MPSI) Culinary Competition, advancing to the 16th Annual National ProStart Invitational in Charleston, SC, from April 28 through May 1. This is the first time a team from Prince George's County will compete in this national competition.

Seniors Kendall Ashwood-Hayes, Bernard Azongho and Nuri Muhammad and juniors Julia Forbes and Kiron Johnson put their culinary and creative skills to the test, preparing ... Show Full Article

Board of Education Approves SEIU Local 500 Employee Agreement
ROCKVILLE, Md., April 27 -- Montgomery County Public Schools issued the following news release:

The Montgomery County Board of Education (Board) met on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. During the meeting, the Board approved the agreement for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 500; took tentative action on Policy ACA, Human Relations, heard a presentation on data dashboards; and discussed Restorative Justice practices in MCPS. The agenda for the meeting, with links to related materials, ... Show Full Article

Baltimore County Public Schools Named National School Library Program of the Year
TOWSON, Md., April 27 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Baltimore County Public Schools has been named the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) 2017 National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award recipient.

Sponsored by Follett, the NSLPY Award annually recognizes a single school or districtwide school library program that meets the needs of the changing school and library environment and is fully integrated into the school's curriculum. As the award winner, BCPS will receive an obelisk - the symbol of school library excellence - ... Show Full Article