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Stranahan High School Teacher Derek Sheets Earns National Honor From American Geographical Society
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Oct. 12 -- Broward County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Congratulations to Stranahan High School's Derek Sheets for being selected as a 2018 American Geographical Society (AGS) Geography Teacher Fellow. Sheets, who teachers Advanced Placement Human Geography, is one of only 50 teaches in the nation chosen for this distinction.

As a Geography Teacher Fellow, Sheets will attend the AGS Fall Symposium at Columbia University in New York City, November 15 - 16, 2018. The Symposium provides Teacher Fellows with the opportunity to gain valuable cutting-edge ... Show Full Article

Orleans Parish School Board: October Board Recap
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, Oct. 12 -- The Orleans Parish School Board issued the following news:

At the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) board business meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, the school board approved an amendment to OneApp Geographic Priority. The board also voted to establish an earliest pick-up time for school bus transportation. Additionally, the Early Childhood Education Working Group presented strategies and research to the board, the OPSB voted the create an annual Juvenile Justice Week and the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings presented updates on the Travis ... Show Full Article

MPS Foundation Honors Outstanding Alumni
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Oct. 12 -- The Milwaukee Public Schools have issued the following news release:

MPS Foundation honors outstanding alumni More than 300 people gathered on October 10, 2018 to recognize outstanding alumni from Milwaukee Public Schools. Nine men and women plus a corporate partner were honored for their exemplary careers, community work, and support of Milwaukee Public Schools.

Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Italian Community Center and were treated to entertainment by R&B/jazz duo B~Free & Quinten Farr, as well as the Rufus King High School Drumline. Following dessert, ... Show Full Article

Fairfax County School Board Passes Resolution on Climate Change Action
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, Oct. 11 -- Fairfax County Public Schools issued the following news release:

RESOLUTION OF THE FAIRFAX COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

CALLING FOR STATE AND FEDERAL ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

WHEREAS, an overwhelming majority of credentialed scientists, in the U.S. and abroad, support the finding that climate change is happening and that human activity is a key contributor; and

WHEREAS, if left unaddressed, the consequences of climate change will harm all Americans, most especially children and those living in poverty, and saddle future generations with the costly burden of a dangerously ... Show Full Article

Congress MS Offers Several Choice Academy Options, Magnet Program
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Oct. 11 -- The School District of Palm Beach County issued the following news release:

"Congress Middle, a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) school of Choice, is a school where you can get the best education that provides a plethora of programs to benefit a diverse student population.

The school features the Medical Sciences Academy where students are prepared for the medical field very early in their middle school years," said Denise O'Connor, the school's principal.

The Pre-Medical Sciences program is a three-year preparatory honors program ... Show Full Article

Alison Merani of Pikesville High School Named Maryland School Health Nurse of the Year
TOWSON, Maryland, Oct. 11 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release:

School nurses never know what might come their way during the course of a school day. When Alison Merani, BSN, arrived at Pikesville High School this morning, she had no idea that special guests would arrive to announce that she is the 2018-2019 Maryland School Health Nurse of the Year.

The award was presented by Mary Nasuta, MSN, RN, president of the Maryland Association of School Health Nurses. According to the association, the award is presented to someone who exemplifies the best in school nursing ... Show Full Article

$850,000 Donation Will Provide Further Academic, Mentoring Program for Foster Students
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Oct. 11 -- The School District of Palm Beach County issued the following news release:

ChildNet, the leading child welfare agency serving abused, abandoned and neglected children, recently received $850,000 to continue its mission of serving students in the School District of Palm Beach County.

The generous donation came courtesy of AT&T, part of the company's commitment to help provide access to education and job training to those in need. ChildNet will use the funds to expand its Grounded for Life academic and mentoring program and to create a new Education Services ... Show Full Article