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MCSD Teachers Become Certified Professional Arts Integration Resource (PAIR) Educators
COLUMBUS, Georgia, April 19 -- The Muscogee County School District issued the following news release:

Ten Muscogee County School District teachers are now certified through a program that trains teachers to use arts-integrated instruction across their curriculum.

The Professional Arts Integration Resource (PAIR) program is an educational outreach initiative of the Springer Opera House that provides hands-on, arts based professional development for teachers to deeply engage students in learning.

PAIR lessons integrate drama, visual arts and creative movement techniques directly with state standards ... Show Full Article

Teams From 5 Baltimore County Schools Headed to VEX Robotics World Championships
TOWSON, Maryland, April 18 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release:

On April 24, the top teams from around the globe will converge in Louisville, Kentucky, to see what they can achieve at this year's VEX Robotics World Championships.

Among them will be teams from five Baltimore County schools. These teams qualified to compete at the World Championships based on their performance at state and regional events.

"In Maryland, teams have been building and competing since September 2018 in search of their spots to represent Maryland at Worlds," said Christopher Putnam, ... Show Full Article

Miami Lakes Ed Center Named Top Magnet School in the Nation, 58 M-DCPS Schools, Students, Employees Win Top Awards at National MSA Conference
MIAMI, Florida, April 18 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Fifty-eight Miami-Dade County public magnet schools recently were honored at the 37th annual Magnet Schools of America (MSA) National Conference with a Merit Award of either Excellence or Distinction for having demonstrated the highest level of achievement in Magnet schools nationally. This is more schools than any other district in the country - ever!

"The students, teachers and employees of Miami-Dade County Public Schools continue to shine and demonstrate their commitment to instructional and academic ... Show Full Article

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Student Named National Merit Corporate-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Winner
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, April 18 -- Broward County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Congratulations to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Wu on being named a National Merit Corporate-Sponsored Merit Scholarship winner by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). David is among the more than 1,000 distinguished high school seniors who have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholar awards financed by about 160 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations.

David is the recipient of the National Merit Harris Corporation Scholarship. ... Show Full Article

Maloney Named District's Next Director of Activities and Athletics
DUBUQUE, Iowa, April 18 -- Dubuque Community Schools issued the following news release:

The Dubuque Community School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Maloney as the district's next director of activities and athletics, pending approval by the district Board of Education at its May meeting.

Maloney, who currently serves as principal of Carver Elementary School, will assume the position full-time on July 1. He will succeed Amy Hawkins, who is leaving the position to become the district's next executive director of human resources.

As director of activities and athletics, ... Show Full Article

JPS Transportation Officials Receive Safety Awards
JACKSON, Mississippi, April 18 -- Jackson Public Schools issued the following news:

On April 2, 2019, Brian Johnson with Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance presented Rising Star Safety Awards to Transportation Department administrators. The Rising Star Safety Award is given as an incentive to make safety a priority and to improve driver safety.

The presentation was made during the regular meeting of the Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees.

Derrick Williams, Executive Director of Transportation; Lacharles Brister, supervisor of Transportation North; and Janie Knott, supervisor of Transportation ... Show Full Article

Eight MPS Schools are 2019 Wisconsin Schools of Recognition
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, April 18 -- The Milwaukee Public Schools have issued the following news:

Eight MPS schools learned this week that they are among 114 schools being recognized for success in educating students. All the schools receive federal Title I funding to provide services to high numbers or high percentages of economically disadvantaged families. The schools that earn recognition also must meet the state's test participation, attendance, and dropout goals.

Honored schools will receive a plaque during an award ceremony at the State Capitol on May 20. MPS schools were recognized in several ... Show Full Article