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Denver Public Schools and DPS Board of Education Statement on School Shooting
DENVER, Colorado, May 26 (TNStalk) -- The Denver Public Schools issued the following agency statement:

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There are no words to express our pain about the mass shooting at an elementary school in the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District west of San Antonio. We are sending our deepest sympathies to all of the people impacted by this school shooting. We are also keeping in our hearts the countless others whose lives have been forever changed by this senseless act of violence.

The safety and well being of our students is our priority. We value the trust that families put in all of ... Show Full Article

Sacramento City Unified School District Board Statement on District Plan to Restore Learning Time Owed to Students
SACRAMENTO, California, May 21 (TNStalk) -- The Sacramento City Unified School District issued the following agency statement on May 20, 2022:

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The Sacramento City Unified School District Board today issued the following statement regarding the district's plan to add additional days of instruction to future academic calendars and seek a waiver from the State Board of Education to reduce the financial penalty per California Ed Code 46206 for not providing required instructional days and minutes this year due to the strike.

Our students deserve the quality learning time that they are owed. ... Show Full Article

S.C. Governor's School for Science & Mathematics Receives $10,000 Grant From the Milliken & Company Charitable Foundation
COLUMBIA, South Carolina, May 20 -- The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics issued the following news:

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) Foundation is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from the Milliken & Company Charitable Foundation.

"Since its inception, GSSM has benefitted from the support of Milliken & Company beginning with Roger Milliken, an early personal supporter, who later donated the land that now serves as GSSM's campus," said Danny Dorsel, GSSM Class of 1990 alumnus and president. "In addition, Mr. Milliken ... Show Full Article

Mayor Wu Announces $17M Boston Public Schools Food Service Contract With Roxbury-Based, Black-Owned Business
BOSTON, Massachusetts, May 20 -- Boston Public Schools issued the following joint news release on May 19, 2022:

Advancing her commitment to use the City's purchasing power to invest in local businesses, Mayor Michelle Wu and Boston Public Schools (BPS) today announced a new contract with City Fresh Foods. Beginning July 1, City Fresh Foods, a Roxbury-based employee- and Black-owned food service company, will provide breakfast, lunch, after-school meals, fresh snacks, and summer meals for Boston Public Schools. All meals will be freshly made in City Fresh's Roxbury production facility with nutritious ... Show Full Article

Des Moines Public Schools: Fairouz Bishara-Rantisi to Lead Hoyt Middle School
DES MOINES, Iowa, May 20 (TNSper) -- Des Moines Public Schools issued the following news release:

Des Moines Public Schools is pleased to announce that Dr. Fairouz Bishara-Rantisi will become the next principal at Hoyt Middle School. Dr. Bishara-Rantisi takes over for Deborah Markert who is retiring after an exceptional career at DMPS.

Dr. Bishara-Rantisi started her career in education as an art teacher at Maria Assumpta High School in Noia, Spain. She moved to Omaha, NE, where she served as a high school Spanish teacher, and art instructor at the Joslyn Art Museum. She worked as a curriculum ... Show Full Article

Sacramento City Unified School District Responds to Unfair Practice Charge
SACRAMENTO, California, May 19 -- The Sacramento City Unified School District issued the following news release:

SCUSD is aware that the Sacramento City Teachers' Association (SCTA) filed an Unfair Practice Charge with the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) alleging bad faith bargaining and interference with SCTA's rights. The District denies the allegations made in the complaint and will respond to the charge.

Sac City Unified stands by our decision to close schools for instruction during the 8-day strike from March 23, 2022 through April 1, 2022. The simultaneous strikes by members of ... Show Full Article

- Boston Public Schools Announce New Leadership in Communications Department
BOSTON, Massachusetts, May 18 (TNSper) -- Boston Public Schools issued the following news release on May 17, 2022:

Boston Public Schools (BPS) today announced the appointment of Gabrielle Farrell as Chief Communications Officer and Amelia Aubourg as the Director of Communications for BPS. In her role, Farrell will be charged with developing and executing a comprehensive communications strategy that will ensure BPS students, families, staff, and the entire Boston community are well informed of BPS' important work.

"As Boston residents and alumnae of Boston Public Schools, Gabrielle and Amelia ... Show Full Article