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Des Moines Public Schools: Principal Renita Lord to Lead King Elementary School
DES MOINES, Iowa, April 16 -- Des Moines Public Schools issued the following news release:

A longtime school leader who has dedicated her career to educating Des Moines Public Schools students will become the principal of King Elementary School. Renita Lord will take over for Mekisha Barnes, who recently accepted the position of principal at Weeks Middle School.

"Renita is a proven school leader, having led Garton Elementary toward becoming a stable and consistent beacon on the East side of Des Moines," Executive Director of Talent Support Tim Schott said. "Her experience, combined with strong ... Show Full Article

CPS and CTU Leadership Reach Tentative Agreement to Provide In-Person Learning as Planned for High School Students Starting April 19
CHICAGO, Illinois, April 16 (TNSPar) -- Chicago Public Schools issued the following news release on April 15, 2021:

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and CPS CEO Dr. Janice K. Jackson today announced a Tentative Agreement has been reached with Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) leadership, which will provide in-person instruction for High School grades as planned, beginning April 19, 2021.

The tentative agreement will be voted on by the CTU's House of Delegates as part of the Union's review process.

"In-person learning will resume for high school students for the first time in more than a year, and for the ... Show Full Article