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School Board Approves Architect and Construction Company for Two GOB Projects Valued at $30.6 Million
MIAMI, Florida, June 21 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release on June 20, 2024:

At its regular Board meeting held on Tuesday, the Miami-Dade County School Board approved the architectural firm Wolfberg Alvarez and Partners, Inc. and the J.R.T. Construction Company to complete two General Obligation Bond (GOB) projects valued at approximately $30.6 million.

Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) at Florida International University (FIU) Senior High School Biscayne Bay Campus - Wolfberg Alvarez and Partners, Inc. has been commissioned as the Architect/Engineer ... Show Full Article

JPS Names New Executive Director of Athletics
JACKSON, Mississippi, June 21 -- Jackson Public Schools issued the following news:

Jackson Public Schools is excited to announce its new Executive Director of Athletics for the 2024-2025 school year.

Kennieth Green currently serves as the Associate Director of Athletics, diligently leading the athletic department to achieve high standards both on the field and in the classroom.

Green brings 22 years of experience in teaching, coaching, and administration. He began his teaching career in the Canton Public School District in 2002 as a 6th-8th grade Science teacher. From 2004-2006, he also served ... Show Full Article

APS Students Earn Prestigious Daniels, Boettcher Scholarships
AURORA, Colorado, June 19 (TNSres) -- The Aurora Public Schools issued the following news:

For members of the APS Class of 2024, the hoopla and excitement of graduation have started to fade and now it's time to focus on the future. That future looks incredibly bright for two graduates who earned the most prestigious scholarships in the state.

Layla Goshorn (pictured left) from Rangeview High School was awarded the Daniels Fund Scholarship which covers the full cost of attending partner schools in Colorado and several neighboring states. Layla will attend Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort ... Show Full Article

2024 Math and Science Scholars Named in Urban Schools
WASHINGTON, June 19 (TNSres) -- The Council of the Great City Schools issued the following news release:

Four graduating high school seniors have been selected by the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) to receive the 2024 CGCS-Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship. The students were chosen from more than 300 applicants in big-city school districts across the nation for their academic performance, leadership qualities, and community involvement.

Now in its sixth year, the scholarship was created by former NASA astronaut Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., the first African American to walk ... Show Full Article

SCUSD Response to Sacramento County Grand Jury Report
SACRAMENTO, California, June 18 (TNSres) -- The Sacramento City Unified School District issued the following news release:

As uncomfortably difficult as it is to read, the report issued by the Sacramento County Grand Jury identified accurate shortcomings with regard to SCUSD's past practices in special education. The notion that we are failing to provide appropriate educational services to our most vulnerable students and those with disabilities is unacceptable to every educator and administrator in Sacramento City Unified. The report is a sobering reminder that our students and families deserve ... Show Full Article

M-DCPS Awarded $8.8 Million EPA Grant for Electric Buses
MIAMI, Florida, June 18 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) has been awarded a $8.8 million Clean School Bus grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which will allow the district to add up to 25 electric buses to its current fleet. This will bring the District's total around 125 electric buses on the road by 2026.

In addition to replacing up to 25 diesel buses with electric ones, the grant will cover charging stations, and the training of lead mechanics. The training will occur through the Bluebird Technician ... Show Full Article

GSSM Highlights Alumnus Briggs Murray '23 for Outstanding Global Research Initiatives
HARTSVILLE, South Carolina, June 15 -- The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics issued the following news release:

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) proudly highlights the remarkable achievements of Briggs Murray, a distinguished alumnus from the class of 2023. Currently in his first year at Clemson University, Briggs has already made significant strides, building on the solid foundation he gained at GSSM.

Recipient of last year's prestigious President's Cup, Briggs reflects on his transition to Clemson with enthusiasm: "My first year ... Show Full Article