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Dallas ISD: Student Activities Programs Offer Fun While Building Skills For All Grade Levels
DALLAS, Texas, Sept. 30 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release:

Last school year, more than 16,000 students were involved in at least one of 13 programs supported by the Student Activities department. This year, the department would like to expand extracurricular activities for students wherever possible. The current programs with the most student participation include chess, University Interscholastic League (UIL) academics, eSports and "Destination Imagination Winter Blitz," which is a hands-on system of learning through open-ended academic challenges.

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Boston Public Schools Pledges To Close Education Gaps Accelerated By The Pandemic
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Sept. 30 -- Boston Public Schools issued the following news release on Sept. 29, 2022:

Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Mary Skipper today provided context and insights on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) and accountability data released by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The data shows that students in grades 3 through 8 and in the 10th grade have made progress since 2021 but are not yet back to pre-pandemic levels. It also indicates where more acceleration and support are needed.

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Boston Public Schools: Mission Hill School Phase III Report
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Sept. 29 (TNSrpt) -- Boston Public Schools issued the following news release:

The Boston School Committee has received the final of three reports from the law firm of Hinckley Allen and Snyder, the first of which detailed allegations of pervasive student-on-student physical and sexual misconduct, bias-based conduct, bullying, and lack of special education compliance, dating back to 2014 at the now-closed Mission Hill K-8 School. The third and final phase of the investigation audited Central Office policies and practices. The redacted findings from this investigation can ... Show Full Article

CCSD Schools Receive Grants From Tangerkids
CHARLESTON, South Carolina, Sept. 28 -- Charleston County School District issued the following news:

Tanger Outlets Charleston recently presented three Charleston County School District (CCSD) school-based programs with TangerKids grants. Chicora Elementary School's Tools for Talent Development, Sullivan's Island Elementary School's Social/Emotional Learning Center, and Harbor View Elementary School's Courtyard and Garden Beautification Shade Project are all 2022 recipients.

In addition, for the first time, TangerClub members were invited to vote on the winning projects in a nationwide Member ... Show Full Article

School District of Palm Beach County Partners in Education
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Sept. 23 -- The School District of Palm Beach County issued the following news:

The School District of Palm Beach County Partners in Education (PIE) Program is an enterprising initiative that allows businesses and community organizations to support public education in the Palm Beach County School District.

The partnerships are dynamic, innovative, and mutually beneficial, contributing significantly to educating students and preparing them to succeed in the global marketplace.

The District encourages business and education partnerships that reflect the Board's mission, ... Show Full Article

CCSD Earns First Ever Partnership District Award
CHARLESTON, South Carolina, Sept. 23 (TNSawa) -- Charleston County School District issued the following news:

Charleston County School District (CCSD) earned a 2022 Partnership District Award from the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University. This is the first time CCSD has received the award. The district was recognized for making excellent progress in strengthening its leadership on partnerships and for guiding schools to develop goal-linked programs of family and community engagement.

"The professional development series for Title I Parent Advisory Council ... Show Full Article