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K-12 Education

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from public policy organizations influencing the debate on education policy.

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Innovation Health Provides Funding to FCPS to Increase Safe Routes to Schools Program
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, March 15 -- Fairfax County Public Schools issued the following news release:

The Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools announces a $164,000 contribution from Innovation Health to expand the Safe Routes to Schools programs in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) to seven additional elementary schools and five additional middle schools this spring.

FCPS is currently in its fourth year of a comprehensive Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program that supports active transportation in a healthful and safe environment. SRTS educates students on safe walking and bicycling, ... Show Full Article

Industry Volunteers Sought to Help Teach Computer Science
CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 15 -- The Cleveland Metropolitan School District issued the following news:

Microsoft's TEALS program needs about 40 technology professionals who are interested in volunteering to help teach computer science in CMSD high schools.

TEALS, which stands for Technology Education and Literacy in Schools, recruits industry professionals to assist classroom teachers, preparing them to eventually handle introductory and Advanced Placement courses on their own. Funded by Microsoft Philanthropies, the nationwide initiative seeks to expand access to computer science for all students, ... Show Full Article

IPS Announces New Vision and Leadership for High School Athletics
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, March 15 -- Indianapolis Public Schools issued the following information:

The New All-Choice High School Experience for Indianapolis Public Schools, set to launch in the 2018-19 school year, will also include a new look for athletics. With fewer high schools and larger student bodies, IPS Athletics is poised to add additional sports at each high school, including more non-traditional sports, such as swimming & diving, golf, gymnastics, rugby and lacrosse.

"We have the ingredients to build up the powerhouse high school sports programs that IPS was known for in its heyday," ... Show Full Article

District 20 Listening Session - Special Education
CHARLESTON, South Carolina, March 15 -- Charleston County School District issued the following news:

CCSD would like to invite our teachers and families of exceptional children in Downtown Charleston schools to participate in listening sessions with district administrators. We want to hear from our teachers and families directly regarding the strengths and challenges of the provision of special education and related services in our district.

Date: March 21, 2018

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (teachers)

5:30 p.m. - 6:30p.m. (parents)

Location: Media Center at Burke High School School


Teacher ... Show Full Article

BCPS Equity Specialist Named One of Maryland's Top 100 Women for 2018
TOWSON, Maryland, March 15 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release:

The Daily Record named Dr. Tracey L. Durant, a specialist in the Baltimore County Public Schools Department of Equity and Cultural Proficiency, to its 2018 listing of Maryland's Top 100 Women.

Nearly 425 women were nominated this year for the statewide honor. Nominees were asked to complete an application outlining their educational and career history, professional and community involvement, corporate and nonprofit board memberships, and mentoring experience. They were encouraged to submit letters ... Show Full Article

Ascent Classical Academy Opening Fall 2018 in Castle Rock
CASTLE ROCK, Colorado, March 15 -- The Colorado League of Charter Schools issued the following news release:

Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County, a K-12 charter public school offering a tuition-free classical education, announces its opening in Castle Rock for the 2018-2019 school year. Ascent will occupy a new 10-acre school facility currently under construction in The Meadows, to be completed in July in time for classes to begin on September 4th. Ascent will teach American Classical Education and support 500 students from Kindergarten to high school.

"As we look forward to our inaugural ... Show Full Article

2019 School Levies Community Engagement
SEATTLE, Washington, March 15 -- Seattle Public Schools issued the following news:

Planning is underway for two school funding levies to be submitted to Seattle voters in February 2019. Seattle Public Schools requests input and feedback on possible projects. You can add your voice at a community meeting and through an online Thought Exchange community conversation.

The 2019 Operations Levy is a renewal of the expiring Operations Levy; it provides approximately 20 percent of the district's general fund annual budget and supports educational programs not fully funded by the state.

The 2019 Building ... Show Full Article