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Milwaukee Public Schools Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for GE Innovation Labs
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Aug. 3 -- The Milwaukee Public Schools have issued the following news release:

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and the GE Foundation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony, marking the in-person opening of six digital fabrication labs within the district. The ceremony was held Monday morning at Andrew S. Douglas Middle School. These labs are meant to help inspire and prepare MPS students for a STEM-driven and innovative future.

The GE Innovation Labs are a part of the final phase of the GE Foundation's 2011 grant to MPS. These labs will serve as a place for MPS students to learn, ... Show Full Article

Montgomery County Public Schools: Board of Education Receives Update on Fall Reopening
ROCKVILLE, Maryland, Aug. 2 -- Montgomery County Public Schools issued the following news release:

The Montgomery County Board of Education (Board) conducted a hybrid (virtual and in-person) business meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. During the meeting, the Board received an update on fall reopening; took action on two charter school applications; made several administrative appointments; and took action on previous new business items. The agenda for the meeting, with links to related materials, can be viewed on the Board of Education website.

Watch the recording of the July 27, 2021, meeting.

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State Releases Results for 2021 Florida Standards Assessments and End of Course Exams
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 30 -- Broward County Public Schools issued the following news release on July 29, 2021:

The Florida Department of Education released results for the Spring 2021 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) for English Language Arts (ELA) (grades 4 -10), Mathematics (grades 3 - 8) and Science (grades 5 and 8). In addition, the state released results for End of Course (EOC) exams in Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, U.S. History and Civics.

The results show Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) performance significantly decreased overall as compared to 2018/19, the most recent ... Show Full Article

Des Moines Public Schools Veteran New Head of District Facilities, Construction
DES MOINES, Iowa, July 30 -- Des Moines Public Schools issued the following news release:

A veteran of the Des Moines Public Schools operations department will now oversee the improvements and upkeep of the school district's 69 buildings and 6 million square feet of space. Dave Berger is the new Executive Director of Operations at DMPS. In that position he will oversee construction, facilities management, and custodial services for the school district.

"There are more than 300 dedicated and skilled women and men in the district's Operations Department who every day have the goal of making sure ... Show Full Article

Broward County School Board Unanimously Approves Contract for Interim Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, July 30 -- Broward County Public Schools issued the following news release on July 28, 2021:

The School Board of Broward County unanimously approved the contract for Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright to serve as Broward County Public Schools Interim Superintendent.

Dr. Cartwright has 26 years of experience in education, most recently serving as Superintendent for the Oshkosh Area School District in Wisconsin. She also has extensive experience in Florida through leadership roles for Orange County Public Schools in Orlando.

"The School Board looks forward to working with Dr. Cartwright ... Show Full Article