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Dallas ISD Teacher Is Making Learning Hip
DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 27 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release:

When Monique Jackson was preparing to teach her third-grade math students at Stevens Park Elementary School about division, she wanted them not only to learn division, but also to understand what division was. Knowing her students were into music, Jackson wasted no time writing a song about division to engage her students.

"On the first day that I taught them division, I told them that I wrote a song for them," Jackson said. "I literally wrote it from scratch. I used the instrumental to the song ... Show Full Article

Pulse Of CCSD - Michelle Brewer Balancing More Than Just Budgets
CHARLESTON, South Carolina, Jan. 26 -- Charleston County School District issued the following news:

Much goes on behind the scenes of Charleston County School District (CCSD), the state's second-largest school district. CCSD's sheer size requires that it be run not just as an institute of academic learning but as a large corporation.

Fortunately the district's, many moving parts run like a well-oiled machine. For a district the size of CCSD to be successful, they have to. An example of that is the advanced budget preparation that is underway for 2024.

Bookkeepers and department heads are gathering ... Show Full Article

The National Alliance For Public Charter Schools Applauds Wyoming's Charter School Law Update
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (TNSgov) -- The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools issued the following news release:

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SF 0174 proposes the establishment of a new statewide authorizer to approve new charter schools and hold those schools accountable for their academic performance.

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The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools applauds the introduction of SF 0174, a bill that proposes to establish a new statewide authorizer to approve new charter schools and hold those schools accountable for their academic performance. If this bill passes, those who want to start a charter school ... Show Full Article

Dallas ISD: Fifth-Grader Zihair Douglas Wins The 2023 MLK Jr. Oratory Final
DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 25 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release on Jan. 24, 2023:

"We all have the power, in our own spheres of influence, to make a difference, to fulfill the hopes, prayers and dreams of Dr. King." With these words, Zihair Douglas, a fifth-grade student at Thomas L. Marsalis STEAM Academy, ended the speech that would ultimately have him win the Dallas MLK Oratory final earlier this month. For this year's competition, eight Dallas ISD students delivered original speeches addressing the topic: "What would Dr. King say to us today about hope for ... Show Full Article