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Fairfax County Public Schools Named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year: Sustained Excellence for 2021
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, Oct. 26 -- Fairfax County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has been named a 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year: Sustained Excellence, the highest honor among ENERGY STAR awards. This is the fifth consecutive year that FCPS has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy for its continued efforts to improve the energy efficiency of its buildings and facilities.

The EPA presents the Sustained Excellence Award to partners that have already received ENERGY STAR Partner ... Show Full Article

Albemarle County Public Schools: Name Review Survey Shows a Majority of Respondents Are Familiar With Life of Philanthropist Broadus Ira Wood
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, Oct. 26 (TNSRes) -- Albemarle County Public Schools issued the following news:

In a recent survey as part of the Broadus Wood Elementary School name review, over 55% of respondents said they are familiar with the life and career of Broadus Ira Wood, the early 20th century farmer and businessman for whom the school was named. Almost 58% said that they were familiar with the school division's values of equity, excellence, family and community, and wellness. More than six in 10 (62%) said they had a meaningful understanding of the school's guiding principles of academic ... Show Full Article

S.C. Governor's School for Science & Mathematics Presents La Cross Distinguished Research Leadership Award to Delphine Dean of Clemson University
COLUMBIA, South Carolina, Oct. 23 (TNSAwa) -- The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics issued the following news:

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South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics: 2021 Randall M. La Cross Distinguished Research Leadership Award

The Governor's School for Science + Mathematics (GSSM) was pleased to award the Fall 2021 Randall M. La Cross Distinguished Leadership Award to Dr. Delphine Dean of Clemson University at the 33rd Annual Research Colloquium.

Dr. Delphine Dean is the Rob and Jane Lindsay Family Innovation Professor of Bioengineering at Clemson ... Show Full Article

Fairfax County School Board Selects Superintendent Search Firm
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, Oct. 23 -- Fairfax County Public Schools issued the following news release:

The Fairfax County School Board has contracted human resources recruitment firm GR Recruiting to conduct a nationwide search for the next Superintendent of Schools.

GR Recruiting has a proven record of hiring top quality education candidates across the United States. The company was selected based on its depth of superintendent search experience with large K-12 school districts, its understanding of the community engagement process, and its focus on future transition support for the School Board ... Show Full Article

Dallas ISD: Talented & Gifted Students Receive Presidential Volunteer Service Lifetime Achievement Award
DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 23 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release on Oct. 21, 2021:

Isabelle and Katherine Adams are not your average high school students. These sisters, a senior and a sophomore, respectively, at School for the Talented and Gifted, are co-CEOs of their own nonprofit, co-authors of their own book, and now co-recipients-the first teenagers ever-of the Presidential Volunteer Service Lifetime Achievement Award.

Isabelle and Katherine started their nonprofit, Paper for Water, in 2011 at just eight and five years old when they learned that girls in ... Show Full Article

Richmond County School System Class of 2021 ACT Scores and Graduation Rate
AUGUSTA, Georgia, Oct. 22 -- The Richmond County School System issued the following news release:

The Richmond County School System (RCSS) Class of 2021 graduates recorded an increase in ACT scores. Scores across the system were up 2.0 points to 19.7. Scores on the ACT have been trending up since 2017-18, with the exception of the tests administered in 2019-20. The Georgia Department of Education reported an overall 0.9 point increase in ACT scores from 2020 to 2021.

RCSS also reported a slight decline in graduation rates for the Class of 2021. The School System reported a 73.77 percent graduation ... Show Full Article

Albemarle County Public Schools: Building Services, Transportation Leaders Announce They Will Be Leaving School Division at End of Calendar Year
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, Oct. 22 -- Albemarle County Public Schools issued the following news:

Joseph Letteri, who is completing his 15th year as the school division's Director of Building Services, said this week that he will be retiring on January 1. Separately, the division's Director of Transportation, James Foley, said he will be leaving at the end of the year to relocate to Williamsburg. Foley has served for just over 11 years in his current role, including one year as the department's interim director.

Letteri manages the implementation of the division's capital improvement projects, ... Show Full Article