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K-12 Education

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Milwaukee Public Schools: Marvin Pratt School 'Significantly Exceeds Expectations' on Wisconsin State Report Card
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Dec. 6 -- The Milwaukee Public Schools have issued the following news:

When Principal Janice Carter took the helm at Marvin Pratt Elementary School, the school was ranked in the bottom category on the Wisconsin State Report Card. Eight years later, the school has reached the top tier of the report and is rated as Significantly Exceeds Expectations. Milwaukee Public Schools congratulates the students, staff, and families at Pratt!

Carter has worked tirelessly to turn the school around and make it a place where students can achieve. When she accepted the role of principal, ... Show Full Article

Jackson Public Schools Announces Plan to Redesign Schools to Increase Equity and Support Districtwide Academic Excellence
JACKSON, Mississippi, Dec. 6 -- Jackson Public Schools issued the following news:

On Friday, December 6, Jackson Public Schools (JPS) released its three-year plan for school redesign throughout the district, which will expand the district's pre-kindergarten offerings, support the development of a world-class teaching and learning center, and generate cost savings that pave the way for long-term strategic investments.

The school redesign plan, entitled Optimizing for Equity, builds upon the district's five-year strategic action plan released earlier this year, which outlines five key commitments ... Show Full Article

California Charter Schools Association Endorses Public Preschool, K-12 and College Health and Safety Bond Act of 2020
SACRAMENTO, California, Dec. 6 -- California Charter Schools Association issued the following news release:

Today the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) announced its endorsement of Proposition 13, an initiative on the March 2020 ballot that will provide $15 billion in critically needed modernization and construction funding for California's traditional and charter K-12 public schools, colleges and universities.

CCSA has long been a reliable partner with other education stakeholders to support increasing resources to our historically underfunded public education system. We have been ... Show Full Article

Allegany County Public School District: Mountain Ridge Hosts NHS Induction Ceremony
CUMBERLAND, Maryland, Dec. 6 -- The Allegany County Public School District issued the following news:

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- School Organization Welcomes 70 New Members

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The Mountain Ridge High School Chapter of the National Honor Society recently held its induction ceremony for the 2019-2020 school year welcoming 70 new members to the organization.

The NHS recognizes juniors and seniors who display outstanding accomplishment in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership and character. Students who are inducted are required to have a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

The ceremony was held in ... Show Full Article

Four BCPS High Schools Certified as One Love Champions for Promoting Healthy Relationships
TOWSON, Maryland, Dec. 5 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release:

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- Dulaney, Hereford, Overlea, Towson high schools honored with accreditation

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The One Love Foundation has certified Dulaney, Hereford, Overlea, and Towson high schools as Champion Schools in recognition of their commitment, during the 2018-2019 school year, to healthy relationship education.

One Love, a national nonprofit, provides relationship health education through workshops, curriculum, and peer-to-peer discussions. Each school implements One Love in its own way.

In addition to monthly ... Show Full Article

Fairfax County Public Schools: TJHSST Japanese Teacher Named 2019 Teacher of the Year by AATJ
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, Dec. 5 -- Fairfax County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Koji Otani, who teaches Japanese at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), has been named the 2019 K-12 Teacher of the Year by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ).

Otani, who has worked for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) since 1998, was recognized for quality and innovative teaching, service to the profession and to the community, participation in professional development activities, and advocacy for the program and Japanese language education. ... Show Full Article

Atlanta Public Schools: Peach Bowl, Inc. Having Significant Impact on Atlanta Students
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 5 -- Atlanta Public Schools issued the following news release:

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- The Peach Bowl's support of Atlanta Public Schools is improving literacy rates, grades and graduation rates, and helping to pay for college

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Peach Bowl, Inc. programs supporting Atlanta Public School students have dramatically improved early childhood literacy rates, high school GPAs and graduation rates and have provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in college scholarships.

"We are deeply committed to the long-term success of our students and we want to give them every advantage we can along ... Show Full Article