Tuesday - June 27, 2017
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Moody's Report: HB 7069 Could Result in Credit Downgrade for School Districts
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., June 27 -- The School District of Palm Beach County has issued the following news release:

Stable credit ratings for the School District of Palm Beach County and other large school districts could be at risk because of a new state law requiring public school districts to share capital budget dollars with privately operated charter schools, according to an analysis released Friday by Moody's Investors Service.

House Bill 7069 was signed into law by Governor Rick Scott on June 15. As part of that legislation, which takes effect July 1, school districts throughout Florida ... Show Full Article

Sara Meece Wins 2018 Sacramento County Charter Teacher of the Year Award
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 26 -- California Charter Schools Association issued the following news release:

Today, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) is proud to announce that Sara Meece, Middle School Math and Science Teacher at the California Montessori Project (CMP) American River Campus in Fair Oaks, was named the 2018 Sacramento County Charter Teacher of the Year. Meece now advances to the Sacramento County Teacher of the Year competition, organized by the Sacramento County Office of Education. The winner of the county competition will be announced in August 2017 who will then ... Show Full Article

Leaving a Legacy
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 26 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued the following news:

A stained-glass panel of dogwood blooms will remind Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools employees of the contributions of the late Dr. Mary Jane Rhyne, assistant superintendent for Exceptional Children (EC) programs from 2001 to 2012.

Dr. Rhyne was honored at a ceremony June 26 in the Elizabeth Schmoke Randolph Building at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Education Center. The EC department dedicated the stained-glass panel to Dr. Rhyne's legacy and announced the creation of the Mary Jane Rhyne Continuing Education ... Show Full Article

FCPS Captures Two NSPRA Awards
FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 26 -- Fairfax County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has captured two awards in the 2017 Publications and Electronic Media Contest sponsored by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA).

The following entries won the Award of Merit:

* Education Innovation, Video (produced in-house).

* 30th Anniversary Institute for the Arts Marketing Brochure, Marketing Publication.

A total of 948 entries were received for the 2017 contest. In the publications category, 74 received Awards of Excellence, 119 received ... Show Full Article

Duke Energy Supports GSSM's STEM Camps, Virtual Engineering Program in York County
COLUMBIA, S.C., June 26 -- The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics issued the following news:

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics Foundation (GSSM-F) recently received an investment of $17,500 from the Duke Energy Foundation in support of satellite summer day camps offered by the GSSM Center for Science Education & Outreach to middle school students from across York County, as well as supporting the expansion of GSSM's Accelerate virtual engineering program.

Duke Energy's donation supports iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation, an interactive camp ... Show Full Article

Duke Energy Supports GSSM's STEM Camps in Greenville County
COLUMBIA, S.C., June 26 -- The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics issued the following news:

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics Foundation (GSSM-F) recently received a $5,000 investment from the Duke Energy Foundation in support of satellite summer day camps offered by the GSSM Center for Science Education & Outreach to middle school students from across Greenville County.

Duke Energy's donation supports iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation, an interactive experience focused on science, technology and robotics, and CREATEng, a project-based camp ... Show Full Article

Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County Approved by School Board
DENVER, June 26 -- The Colorado League of Charter Schools issued the following news release on the behalf of Ascent Classical Academy:

Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County was approved by the Douglas County Board of Education at its June 20 meeting.

Ascent Classical is a K-12 charter public school opening in the fall of 2018 with grades K-10. The school is replicating the successful classical school model proven across the state of Colorado. It is the first expansion under the Ascent Classical Academies network and is based on Golden View Classical Academy, the flagship school in Jefferson ... Show Full Article