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Arlington Public Schools: School Board Appoints Carlin Springs Elementary School Principal
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Sept. 25 -- The Arlington Public Schools issued the following news release:

The Arlington School Board appointed Dr. Melaney Mackin as the new Principal of Carlin Springs Elementary School at its Sept. 24 meeting. Dr. Mackin currently serves as the principal at Silverbrook Elementary School in Fairfax County.

"Dr. Mackin not only brings a wealth of experience in working with a diverse community of English Language Learners, but she also has enthusiasm for the principal position and a love of learning and working with students, teachers and parents," said Superintendent Dr. ... Show Full Article

Prince George's County Public Schools: Education Partnership Aims to Strengthen Teacher Workforce, Address Classroom Equity
UPPER MARLBORO, Maryland, Sept. 23 -- Prince George's County Public Schools issued the following news release:

A new collaboration between the University of Maryland and the state's two largest school districts will create innovative training opportunities for education students, bolster professional development and promote equity across Maryland public schools.

The Maryland Professional Development Schools 2025 project is a cooperative effort by the College of Education, Montgomery County Public Schools and Prince George's County Public Schools, supported by a $2.3 million grant from the state ... Show Full Article

Annual CPS Academic Report Card Highlights Record-Breaking Student Accomplishments During the 2019-20 School Year
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- Chicago Public Schools issued the following news release:

Marking another year of strong academic progress despite unprecedented circumstances, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) today released the district's annual Academic Report Card--a comprehensive overview of the record-setting achievements of students all across the city during the 2019-20 school year. The annual Academic Report Card outlines key statistics and achievements, including a record-high graduation rate, a record-high percentage of students earning early college and career credentials, data from the first ... Show Full Article

CCSA Board of Directors Elects Dr. Cristina De Jesus as Board Chair
LOS ANGELES, California, Sept. 22 -- California Charter Schools Association issued the following news release:

The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) announced today that the organization's Board of Directors elected Dr. Cristina de Jesus as their new Board Chair. She succeeds Dr. Margaret Fortune, President/CEO of Fortune School, a charter network with nine schools and 2,300 students grades K-12 located in Sacramento and San Bernardino, California. Dr. Fortune served as Board Chair since September 2017 and a member on the Board of Directors since 2012.

"I am honored and humbled for ... Show Full Article

Mesa Public Schools Receives EVERFI Champion Seal Designation
MESA, Arizona, Sept. 18 (TNSAwa) -- The Mesa Public Schools issued the following news:

The Mesa Public Schools has earned the EVERFI Champion Seal, awarded annually to North American school districts that display an exemplary commitment to whole-child education. Less than five percent of school districts in the nation earn the designation.

"EVERFI has helped Mesa ensure equitable opportunities for our students as we seek to meet the needs of the whole child," says Dr. Michael Garcia, director of opportunity & achievement. "Whether it is workplace training, financial education, diversity and inclusion ... Show Full Article

MPS Partners With Verizon to Support Students and Staff, Expand Technology, and Enhance Learning
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Sept. 18 -- The Milwaukee Public Schools have issued the following news release:

To support effective technology in the classroom, Milwaukee Public Schools joins the Verizon Innovative Learning program, in partnership with Digital Promise. This effort will provide a Chromebook for every student, equipped with a hotspot with free internet access. The program includes a technology-driven curriculum that is being rolled out for approximately 2,300 6th- through 8th-grade students at five MPS schools: Andrew S. Douglas, Audubon Technology and Communication Middle School, Lincoln ... Show Full Article

JPS Receives the 2020 Web Award for School Standard of Excellence
JACKSON, Mississippi, Sept. 18 (TNSAwa) -- Jackson Public Schools issued the following news:

Jackson Public Schools was recently recognized for the outstanding design and development of its website, The District is a 2020 recipient of the Web Marketing Association's 2020 School Standard of Excellence WebAward.

"The JPS Public Engagement Team is proud to partner with Blackboard in producing an award-winning website," said Sherwin Johnson, Executive Director of the JPS Office of Public Engagement department. "We take pride in our website being an open door into our school ... Show Full Article