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Albemarle County School Board Presents 2023-24 Funding Request to Board of Supervisors
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, March 17 (TNSsel) -- Albemarle County Public Schools issued the following news:

On Monday afternoon, Katrina Callsen, Chair of the Albemarle County School Board, and Kate Acuff, school board member, presented the school board's balanced 2023-24 funding request of $257,346,842 to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. The request proposes an increase in expenditures totaling just under $10.9 million.

The funding request, which was approved by the school board at its March 9 meeting, is structured to accomplish the three goals of the division's strategic plan, Learning ... Show Full Article

SCUSD Statement on Racist Material Distributed at Kit Carson International Academy
SACRAMENTO, California, March 15 -- The Sacramento City Unified School District issued the following news release:

The District is aware of racist material distributed at Kit Carson International Academy today and wants all of our families to know this matter is being handled with the utmost seriousness. Sac City Unified strongly condemns the use of racist language or material and has taken swift disciplinary action against the two students involved. The district is also providing support for students and staff who may have experienced trauma or harm as a result.

"Racism, including the use of ... Show Full Article

Fairfax County Public Schools: Superintendent's Weekly Reflections
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, March 15 -- Fairfax County Public Schools issued the following statement on March 14, 2023, by Superintendent Michelle Reid:

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What a great week ahead, -- one of my favorites because of course it includes a significant mathematics holiday. Pi Day (which is 3/14) will be celebrated across the division. Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter and is a constant number, meaning that for all circles of any size, Pi will be the same. It is such a comfort that some things in this amazing and oft changing world stay the same regardless of size ;>)

I started ... Show Full Article

BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 15 (TNSper) -- Boston Public Schools issued the following news release on March 14, 2023:

Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Mary Skipper today outlined her new organizational chart and district-wide management team as she marks her fifth month as Superintendent. The new structure is centered on equity as a throughline across the organization in support of academics, family and community advancement, and operations for the District's 119 schools and administrative offices. It prioritizes practices and policies to eliminate opportunity and achievement gaps throughout ... Show Full Article

DPS STEAM Launches Innovative Discovery Education Program
DENVER, Colorado, March 14 (TNSres) -- The Denver Public Schools issued the following news:

The Denver Public Schools STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, PE, Health and Media Literacy) Department is excited to announce the launch of a new initiative with Discovery Education which will help educators district wide provide K-12 students with innovative and engaging multilingual learning experiences and resources.

"We are thrilled to bring Discovery Education's digital resources to our students," said Nadia Madan Morrow, Chief of Academics of Denver Public Schools. "This initiative will ... Show Full Article

BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 14 -- Boston Public Schools issued the following news release:

Boston Public Schools continues to expand early-college opportunities and career pathways for students with the launch of a Year 13 pilot program at Fenway High School, in partnership with UMass Boston; and the STEM Tech Career Academy at Dearborn STEM Academy in Roxbury, a program funded by a state grant, in partnership with Franklin Cummings Tech, formerly the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. These five- and six-year programs seamlessly blend the high- school and post-secondary experience to ... Show Full Article