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DPSCD Non-Instructional Hiring Fair: Tuesday, August 21
DETROIT, Michigan, Aug. 16 -- Detroit Public Schools issued the following news release:

Detroit Public Schools Community District will host a non-instructional hiring fair on Tuesday, August 21 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Mumford High School.

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Great non-instructional opportunities below:

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

* Academic Interventionists

* Attendance Agents

* Dean of Culture

* Graduation Coaches

* School Culture Facilitators

2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

* Clerical Positions

* Para-Educators

* ... Show Full Article

Board of Education of Baltimore County to Meet on Tuesday, August 21
TOWSON, Maryland, Aug. 16 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release:

The Board of Education of Baltimore County will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at its Greenwood Campus, 6901 N. Charles Street, Building E, Towson, Maryland 21204.

The Board's regular open session will begin at approximately 4:45 p.m. The Board will then meet in closed session as permitted by law. The open session will reconvene at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend all open sessions.

The school system is committed to accessible communication with its stakeholders. Accordingly, ... Show Full Article

All A-Board Meeting Hosted by Board Member Misha Stallworth on Aug 20
DETROIT, Michigan, Aug. 16 -- Detroit Public Schools issued the following news release:

In an effort to better inform our community about what a school board does and the rules it must follow for public meetings, Board Member Misha Stallworth is hosting a series of All A Board meetings throughout Detroit about school board protocols and procedures. By attending an upcoming All A Board meeting, participants will learn about:

* The importance of a locally elected board

* Board meeting norms, rules and operations

* The impact of public comments

* Engagement and collaboration with the Board

Upcoming ... Show Full Article

School Board Members, Superintendent and Staff Welcome Students and Families
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Aug. 15 -- Broward County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Today, Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) welcomed students to the 2018/19 school year. Broward County School Board members and BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie spent the first day visiting many schools across the District, greeting students, families and staff. Throughout the day, the focus for schools was on safety and security, and ensuring a smooth start to the new school year.

"It was great seeing and speaking with our students and staff today. Our school ... Show Full Article

New Accountability Ratings Show Tremendous Gains in Dallas ISD
DALLAS, Texas, Aug. 15 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release:

Accountability ratings released today by the Texas Education Agency show that Dallas ISD is making tremendous gains.

The new state accountability system known as "A through F" grades school districts on student achievement, school progress/growth, and closing the achievement gap. Dallas ISD received a "B" letter grade and is home to six of the 12 schools that achieved the highest-possible score on the 2018 STAAR test, according to the TEA.

"We are proud of our tremendous gains in Dallas ISD, and ... Show Full Article

Cincinnati Public Schools Welcomes Back Students With New Program
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 15 -- Cincinnati Public Schools issued the following news release:

Cincinnati Public Schools welcomed back 35,000 students Wednesday, offering a new program specially designed for each school.

Vision 20/20 is aiming to help each neighborhood focus on a specific area in learning that works for it.

Evanston Academy is focusing on career readiness, providing students with real world experiences to help them prepare for the future.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: A Middle School Alternative
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Aug. 15 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued the following news:

Middle school students who are struggling to succeed in a traditional classroom will have a new alternative beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, thanks to a partnership between Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and nonprofit agency Thompson Child & Family Focus. Rather than sharing school space with high school students in alternative programs, the middle school students will attend an alternative school at the agency's campus in Matthews.

The new program is intended to more comprehensively address the ... Show Full Article