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Towson High Student 1 of 4 Candidates to Serve as Student Member of the State Board of Education
TOWSON, Maryland, Jan. 17 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Noureen Badwi, a junior at Towson High School and current student member of the state Board of Education, is one of four candidates to serve as the student member of the state board for 2020 - 2021.

Badwi and the other candidates will give speeches and answer questions from students at the Maryland Association of Student Councils Legislative Session on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Frederick High School. Student council members from throughout the state - including Baltimore County -will attend and will select ... Show Full Article

Miami-Dade County Public Schools: School Board Approves Contracts for Three GOB Projects Valued at $16.5 Million
MIAMI, Florida, Jan. 17 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release:

The Miami-Dade School Board approved the commissioning of architects and construction managers related to three General Obligation Bond (GOB) projects valued at approximately $13.7 million, and awarded a contract for a project valued at $3.8 million at its regular monthly meeting yesterday.

Voters overwhelmingly approved the GOB in 2012 to renovate, remodel and replace schools; expand student capacity; enhance safety; and provide technology upgrades. The following are details of the projects:

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Akron Public Schools: Another Partner for the College & Career Academies
AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 17 -- Akron Public Schools issued the following news on Jan. 16:

Akron Public Schools (APS) Superintendent Dr. David James joined Huntington National Bank Akron Region President Nicholas Browning to announce that Huntington National Bank will become a named integrated partner in the College & Career Academies of Akron at Buchtel CLC. Huntington will offer instructional support and real-world learning opportunities in areas of business management, marketing and entrepreneurship. The academy will be named The Huntington Academy of Global Industry and Design.

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Muscogee County School District: Shaw High School Named Academic Decathlon Champion
COLUMBUS, Georgia, Jan. 16 -- The Muscogee County School District issued the following news release:

Congratulations to Shaw High School's Academic Decathlon team for being named the District champion.

Here is a list of the overall team placement:

3rd Place Team: G.W.Carver High School

2nd Place Team: Columbus High School

1st Place Team: 2019-2020 MCSD Academic Decathlon Champion: Shaw High School

Top Individual Overall Scores by Category:

Honors Category:

1st: Brady Hampel - Hardaway High School

2nd: Sierra Wilkerson - Shaw High School

3rd: Ramon Xie - Columbus High School

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Cincinnati Public Schools: Partnership for Innovation in Education Receives Grant From Best Buy Foundation
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 16 -- Cincinnati Public Schools issued the following news on Jan. 15:

Cincinnati-based Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE) recently received $7,000 in grant support from the Best Buy Foundation, part of the Best Buy corporation, which supports organizations that demonstrate a track record for building skill proficiency in technology through out-of-school time programs.

The grant helps support PIE's initial Sports Technology and Data Analytics CaseLAB Career Credentialing Program with the Cincinnati Major League Soccer team, FC Cincinnati, and the YMCA to engage ... Show Full Article

Cincinnati Public Schools: Geek Squad Summer Academy Coming to Aiken High School
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 16 -- Cincinnati Public Schools issued the following news:

The Partnership for Innovation in Education is presenting the Geek Squad Academy from Best Buy at Aiken High School this June. It is open to Cincinnati Public School students ages 10-18.

The Geek Squad Academy provides an opportunity for students to develop tech skills, build self-confidence, spark creativity, and discover how technology can benefit them in their educational pursuits and in future careers. Students at Geek Squad Academy become "Junior Agents" and get hands-on experience with some of the newest and ... Show Full Article

Milwaukee Public Schools: Teacher Aruna Halala-Vishudh Receives Award for Dedication to Dr. King's Legacy
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Jan. 15 -- The Milwaukee Public Schools have issued the following news:

At MPS Samuel Clemens School on January 14, teacher Aruna Halala-Vishudh was surprised in front of her class by Principal Garry Lawson and a representative from the Marcus Performing Arts Center. Halala-Vishudh was honored as 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Teacher of the Year for her dedication to teaching students about the life and beliefs of Dr. King. During her 19 years of teaching in MPS, King's legacy has been an important part of her curriculum.

Halala-Vishudh, a 5th-grade teacher, has actively ... Show Full Article