Wednesday - June 20, 2018
K-12 Education

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MPS Career Fair on June 23, 2018
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, June 18 -- The Milwaukee Public Schools have issued the following news release:

New teachers, experienced teachers, and paraprofessionals should plan to attend the MPS Career Fair on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 9 a.m. to noon at South Division High School to learn about exciting options that include part-time teaching. School leaders and benefits specialists will be on hand to answer questions and explain opportunities for professional development.

Part-time teaching is a new option that offers a great work-life balance for retirees or teachers balancing family and career. ... Show Full Article

Free Summer Meals Available at Area Libraries and Schools for Youth 18 Years Old and Under
TOWSON, Maryland, June 18 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release:

School ended last Friday, but the free breakfasts and lunches that some families depend on during the school year will continue.

Baltimore County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which provides free meals to all children (ages 18 and under) free of charge and without applications or registration.

Lunch will be provided Monday through Friday at area branches of the Baltimore County Public Library from Wednesday, June ... Show Full Article

Family Connection Conferences for Kindergarten Families
SEATTLE, Washington, June 18 -- Seattle Public Schools issued the following news:

Ensuring our schools are inclusive and welcoming is a priority of staff and the School Board. Kindergarten in Seattle Public Schools is an important transition point in the lives of a family and student. We offer several options for kindergarten students to engage with their teacher and school leading up to the first day of class.

One state requirement, necessary for providing free all-day kindergarten, is the implementation of Family Connection, a parent-teacher conference held during the first three days of the ... Show Full Article

Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Children's Advocacy Center Announce Partnership to Support Students and Prevent Sexual Abuse
CHICAGO, Illinois, June 18 -- Chicago Public Schools issued the following news release:

Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Children's Advocacy Center (ChicagoCAC) today announced the launch of an extensive partnership to help improve the district's response, outreach, and prevention of sexual abuse. This partnership will enlist ChicagoCAC's expertise to play a key role in a collective effort to ensure CPS schools are safe environments for all students.

The collaborative effort to help prevent abuse and better support students builds on the district's recent commitment to re-check the backgrounds ... Show Full Article

TCSA Names Coleman New CEO
AUSTIN, Texas, June 15 -- The Texas Charter Schools Association issued the following news release:

The Texas Charter Schools Association this week announced the hiring of Starlee Coleman as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to coming to TCSA, Coleman founded SchoolForward LLC, a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C. that advances education reform policy objectives. The firm advises a number of high-profile clients, including the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

Tom Castro, chairman of the TCSA Board of Directors, said the organization undertook an extensive ... Show Full Article

SBOE Approves Four New Charters for 2019
AUSTIN, Texas, June 15 -- The Texas Charter Schools Association issued the following news release:

The Texas State Board of Education Friday authorized four new charter schools as Generation 23 Charters. The schools will begin operations in August 2019.

These schools began a rigorous authorization process in September 2017 and successfully completed both an external application review as well as extensive interviews by Texas Education Agency staff and members of the State Board of Education before being recommended for a charter by Commissioner Mike Morath in May 2018.

At maximum enrollment, ... Show Full Article

Public Input Encouraged for High School Enrollment Study in Baltimore County
TOWSON, Maryland, June 15 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Baltimore County Public Schools invites the public to be part of its High School Capacity Study. The purpose is to study all BCPS high schools and identify potential options and strategies for providing enough seats for growing enrollment.

"I look forward to hearing from our entire BCPS family in order to guide planning for all of our high schools," said BCPS Superintendent Verletta White. "With high school overcrowding projected to peak in the next decade, now is the time to develop plans in close ... Show Full Article