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Three FCPS Schools Selected for 2024 First Amendment Press Freedom Award
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, Feb. 23 -- Fairfax County Public Schools issued the following news:

Three Fairfax County public schools--Chantilly High School, McLean High School, and West Springfield High School--are among 28 schools nationwide selected as recipients of the 2024 First Amendment Press Freedom Award. This is the tenth consecutive award for Chantilly High, the seventh consecutive award for McLean High, and the second consecutive award for West Springfield High.

The award recognizes private and public high schools that actively support, teach, and protect First Amendment rights and responsibilities ... Show Full Article

FORT MYERS, Florida, Feb. 23 -- The Lee County School District issued the following news:

The School District of Lee County is excited to announce the launch of the Small Business Program to help small companies provide goods and services to the School District. In partnership with the Florida Small Business Center at Florida Gulf Coast University, the Small Business Program is a groundbreaking initiative aimed at empowering small businesses in our community to participate in active bids within the District's $2 billion annual budget.

"The Small Business Program will give small companies a big ... Show Full Article

Dallas ISD Middle School Renamed to Honor Sen. Royce West
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 23 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release on Feb. 22, 2024:

"Welcome to the Royce West Leadership Academy."

A soft-spoken middle school student greeted Sen. Royce West with these words as he arrived at the renaming ceremony held in his honor. For West, it was a touching realization marking the significance of hearing a student address the school in his honor for the first time.

"This moment is not lost on me and I understand the significance of this day," said West, reflecting on the impact of the day.

Surrounded by students, elected ... Show Full Article

DMPS Welcomes New Behavioral Health Services Coordinator
DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 23 -- Des Moines Public Schools issued the following news release:

DMPS is welcoming a new Behavioral Health Services Coordinator -- Katie Issa. In her role, she will lead schools in improving and implementing systems and services that support student mental health and well-being.

Issa was employed as a DMPS middle school behavior strategist before accepting her new role. She has also served as a Behavior Strategist PLC lead, a Behavior Interventionist for West Des Moines Schools, a SUCCESS Case Manager, and an Early Childhood Support case manager. Issa is a Licensed Clinical ... Show Full Article

FCS Board Bulletin for February 21, 2024
ATLANTA, Georgia, Feb. 22 (TNSres) -- Fulton County Schools issued the following news on Feb. 21, 2024:

The Fulton County Board of Education (FCBOE) met on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, for its regularly scheduled Board meeting at the South Learning Center. The full agenda is available online ( All items approved are available via BoardDocs ( Meetings are streamed live on the district's homepage ( Recordings will be available within 48 hours (

Superintendent's ... Show Full Article

Charleston County School District: The West Ashley CAS Celebrates First Certified Pipe Welders
CHARLESTON, South Carolina, Feb. 22 -- Charleston County School District issued the following news release:

The West Ashley Center for Advanced Studies (WACAS) recently celebrated their first-ever certified pipe welders. Students Aden Jones and Crawford Helms were recognized last month for successfully passing the national test. They are students in Andrew Dock's Welding Technology program at the WACAS. Jones and Helms are the first students in Charleston County School District (CCSD) to become certified pipe welders and the youngest in the state.

According to Dock, this is a milestone accomplishment ... Show Full Article

Charleston County School District: Minnie Hughes Elementary's Beta Club Inducts 18 New Members
HOLLYWOOD, South Carolina, Feb. 22 -- Charleston County School District issued the following news release on Feb. 21, 2024:

Minnie Hughes Elementary School is bringing back an important school-wide honor to boost school climate and culture, and to celebrate student achievement.

On Thursday February 15, 2024, 18 students were inducted into the National Beta Club at Minnie Hughes Elementary School. These students were selected for membership based on their academic standing and character and join more than 500,000 members across the United States and beyond. This is the first group of scholars ... Show Full Article