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Jupiter Middle School Students Learn and Grow During Tour of Local College
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Dec. 13 -- The School District of Palm Beach County issued the following news release:

A group of Spanish-speaking eighth grade English Language Learner (ELL) students from Jupiter Middle School recently had the chance to tour Palm Beach State College (PBSC). The tour was conducted in Spanish, a unique opportunity not often extended to students at such a young age.

"We are very excited to have this partnership with PBSC because it allows our ELL students to see what is possible for them," said Lisa Hastey, the principal at Jupiter Middle. "Between the tour and the volunteers ... Show Full Article

Fairfax County Public Schools Teachers Earn, Renew National Board Certification
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, Dec. 13 -- Fairfax County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Seven professional educators from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) have earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Each educator earned the profession's highest achievement through a rigorous, performance-based, peer-review process, demonstrating their impact on student learning and achievement. The new FCPS National Board Certified teachers are: Charles Burts (Lanier Middle School), Caitlin Byington (Camelot Elementary School), Lisa Choi (Annandale ... Show Full Article

SFUSD to Begin Process of Developing New Student Assignment System
SAN FRANCISCO, California, Dec. 12 -- The San Francisco Unified School District issued the following news release:

The San Francisco Board of Education approved a resolution Tuesday night to launch the process of developing a new student assignment system, which determines how newly enrolled students are assigned to San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) schools. The board voted unanimously in favor of the proposal.

The resolution, "Developing a Community Based Student Assignment System for SFUSD," was authored by Commissioners Matt Haney and Rachel Norton and co-sponsored by Board President ... Show Full Article

McCray Will Lead Board of Education for Seventh Year
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Dec. 12 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued the following news:

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- Dashew is elected vice-chair for a second time

Mary T. McCray, a retired CMS teacher who has led the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education since 2012, was elected to a seventh year as board chair at the Dec. 11 meeting.

The election makes McCray the longest-serving chair since the 1970s. Rhonda Cheek, who served as vice-chair in 2018, nominated McCray for the chairmanship, praising her strong leadership for the past six years.

"I would like to nominate my colleague, the indomitable Mary ... Show Full Article

Falls Church Academy to Host Health Care College and Career Fair
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, Dec. 12 -- Fairfax County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Falls Church Academy, a Governor's Health Sciences Academy, and the academy HOSA-Future Health Professionals organization are co-sponsoring a Health Care College and Career Fair on Friday, January 25, 2019, from 9 a.m. to noon at Falls Church High School. Falls Church Academy is one of six high school academies in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

This free college and career fair is open to all FCPS high school students interested in health care education and as a future career. Representatives ... Show Full Article

District Names 2018 Principals of the Year
DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 12 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release:

Among the many things they share in common, Dwain Simmons, principal at L.G. Pinkston High School, and Damien Stovall, principal at Edward Titche Elementary School, is their commitment to transforming teaching and campus culture in order to provide all students a quality education.

Now, they also share the 2018 Dallas ISD Principal of the Year title. Simmons has been named Secondary Principal of the Year, while Stovall is the Elementary Principal of the Year.

Simmons, principal for seven years, ... Show Full Article

Board of Education Approves Renaming of Three SFUSD Facilities
SAN FRANCISCO, California, Dec. 12 -- The San Francisco Unified School District issued the following news release:

The San Francisco Board of Education unanimously approved the renaming of several San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) facilities in honor of those who have positively impacted San Francisco public schools.

Sydney Goldstein Theater

The Board voted unanimously in favor of renaming the auditorium at 275 Hayes Street the Sydney Goldstein Theater.

In 1980 Ms. Goldstein founded the interview series City Arts & Lectures, on which she not only hosted a variety of leading thinkers ... Show Full Article