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Chicago Public Schools Issues Joint Statement on Negotiation With Chicago Teachers Union
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 19 -- Chicago Public Schools issued the following joint statement by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and CEO Janice K. Jackson on the negotiation with Chicago Teachers Union:

"While we continue to bargain in good faith and have made progress, we still have not received full, written counteroffers on class size or staffing - the two core issues that CTU has identified as being essential to resolve in order to reach an agreement. It is crucial that CTU provide such counteroffers if we are to move this negotiation to a resolution. Today, we received a partial counteroffer on class ... Show Full Article

Chicago Public Schools Issues Joint Statement on Negotiation With Chicago Teachers Union
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 18 -- Chicago Public Schools issued the following joint statement by CEO Janice K. Jackson and Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot on the status of the negotiation with Chicago Teachers Union:

"From the start, our team has focused on building equity and targeting greater supports and investments to the areas of greatest need. We believe this is a vision we share with the Chicago Teachers Union, and so we are encouraged that today's negotiations were productive and yielded real movement on a number of key issues, including staffing for clinical groups, special education, and supports ... Show Full Article

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: Serving Students Outside the Classroom
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 18 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued the following news:

Mary McGowen has been serving Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students for 41 years - in the cafeteria instead of the classroom.

McGowen is the cafeteria manager at Mallard Creek Elementary. She joined the district on March 1, 1978, and is the longest-serving employee in CMS School Nutrition Services.

"I thoroughly enjoy what I do," McGowen said. "It can get stressful, but when you add in our scholars, they take the stress away. I'll keep going as long as I have good health and am doing a good job."

Staci ... Show Full Article

One-Year Anniversary With Akron Public Schools
AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 17 -- Akron Public Schools issued the following news:

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- Bridgestone Americas Hosts Experiential Learning Day

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Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) and Firestone Complete Auto Care are celebrating the one-year anniversary of the collaboration with Akron Public Schools (APS) by hosting 90 students from East Community Learning Center (CLC) for an Experiential Learning Day at the Bridgestone Americas Technical Center (ATC) in Akron, Ohio. In July 2018, Bridgestone teamed up with APS to announce the new Bridgestone Academy of Applied Engineering and Technology, which ... Show Full Article

Kansas City Public Schools Students Make Academic Gains in 2019 State Report
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 17 -- Kansas City Public Schools issued the following news:

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- Accreditation status remains unclear until final science data is available

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Students in Kansas City Public Schools continue to make significant gains in their academic growth, according to the 2019 Annual Progress Report data released today to the public by Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

This year's APR data also highlights opportunities for improvement that are already being addressed by KCPS in academics, career and college readiness, attendance and graduation ... Show Full Article

Clark County School District: Giant Mars Maps to Educate Next Generation of Explorers
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Oct. 17 -- The Clark County School District issued the following news release:

Clark County School District (CCSD) students from Kermit R. Booker Innovative Elementary School and Jan Jones Blackhurst Elementary school participated in an interactive presentation on Giant Mars Maps(TM) led by Aldrin Family Foundation's (AFF) ShareSpace Education Executive Director Jim Christensen. The presentations were held at two of the 19 schools that will receive the 25 feet by 25 feet vinyl maps of the planet Mars as part of the AFF Giant Mars Maps(TM) education package.

Following a brief ... Show Full Article

Boston Public Schools and Regis College Announce Partnership to Provide Students and Staff Affordable Education Opportunities
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Oct. 17 -- Boston Public Schools issued the following news:

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- Discounted Graduate and Certificate Programs for BPS Staff and Full Tuition Undergraduate Scholarships for Students

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The Boston Public Schools (BPS) and Regis College have launched a new partnership to provide BPS employees with tuition discounts on graduate programs at the university and full-tuition scholarships to current BPS students who are interested in pursuing a major in education.

"Creating opportunities to diversify our teacher workforce and support the future careers of our students is ... Show Full Article