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M-DCPS Reinforces Highest Expectations of Professionalism, Accountability for Employee and Student Interactions
MIAMI, Florida, Feb. 13 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Miami-Dade County Public Schools sets the highest expectations for professionalism and accountability for employees, particularly as it relates to interactions with and between students, with and between each other, and the duty to report all inappropriate behavior.

"As a school system, we are steadfast in our commitment to ensure our schools remain secure and nurturing environments in which students and staff feel safe and comfortable as they engage in teaching and learning," said Superintendent of ... Show Full Article

M-DCPS Reaches Agreement With AFSCME
MIAMI, Florida, Feb. 13 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho announced a tentative agreement between Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local 1184 that demonstrates the District's commitment to its support personnel.

"Through the supportive leadership of our School Board, we are finding means to compensate our AFSCME employees in a way that demonstrates our respect for them and the support they provide our students every day," ... Show Full Article

West Potomac Academy Sponsors Health Fair for Head Start Students
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, Feb. 12 -- Fairfax County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Students studying health and medical sciences career courses at West Potomac Academy, a Governor's Health Sciences Academy, will host the ninth annual health and wellness fair, Passport to Good Health, for children in the West Potomac Head Start program from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13; Thursday, February 14; and Friday, February 15. West Potomac Academy is one of six high school academies in Fairfax County Public Schools.

Head Start students will meet and learn from academy ... Show Full Article

National Alliance Statement on House Education & Labor Full Committee Hearing on Public Education Funding
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools issued the following statement by President and CEO Nina Rees on the House Education and Labor full committee hearing on public education funding:

Today, the House Committee on Education and Labor will hold a full committee hearing titled, Underpaid Teachers and Crumbling Schools: How Underfunding Public Education Shortchanges America's Students.

"Today's hearing is an important reminder that too many public-school students, particularly low-income students and students of color, attend school in inadequate buildings.

"Public ... Show Full Article

M-DCPS Committed to Safety and Security, MSD: One Year Later
MIAMI, Florida, Feb. 12 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) has been steadfast in its commitment to ensuring the safety and security of its students, employees, and visitors. For years, the District has invested in enhancing school safety through school police, infrastructure improvements, and personnel training and development aimed at averting potential tragedy.

Immediately following the unspeakable act of violence committed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on February 14, 2018, the District initiated ... Show Full Article

Interim Superintendent Recognized as a Baltimore County 'First'
TOWSON, Maryland, Feb. 12 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release:

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- Event part of Baltimore County's Black History Month celebrations

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After being honored as the First African American Female (Interim) Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, Verletta White asked all the children in attendance to come forward, and she addressed her remarks to them, reminding them of their potential and that there is no telling what firsts they will achieve.

White's award was presented by The Friends of Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Inc., Baltimore ... Show Full Article

Interim Superintendent Honored by Baltimore Tuskegee Alumni Association, Foundation
TOWSON, Maryland, Feb. 12 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Before an audience of nearly 400 guests and in front of her family, Baltimore County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Verletta White was honored for preparing students for college and career success.

The award was presented by the Baltimore Tuskegee Alumni Association and the Baltimore Tuskegee Alumni Foundation at their 37th Annual Carver-Washington Scholarship Awards Breakfast, held at The Forum in Baltimore City on Saturday, Feb. 9.

The award White received is presented annually to Baltimore-area ... Show Full Article