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Georgia Charter Schools Association Issues Statement on Democratic National Debate
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 20 -- Georgia Charter Schools Association issued the following statement on the Democratic National Debate:

"As the spotlight turns to Georgia during the Democratic National Debate, the American Federation for Children, GeorgiaCAN, Georgia Center for Opportunity, the Georgia Charter Schools Association and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation want to illuminate the positive impact public charter schools are having on Georgia students. Recent scores on the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) found that on average Georgia charter school students scored ... Show Full Article

Dallas Independent School District: District Launches New Spanish Line
DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 20 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release:

Dallas ISD is launching a dedicated phone number that Spanish-speaking parents, staff and community members can call to reach a representative fluent in Spanish who will be able to connect them with the information and resources they seek.

The dedicated Spanish line can be reached by dialing (972) 925-3702, which will be available during Dallas ISD's regular working hours.

"We embrace the diversity of our district, and this will be another step towards ensuring we are all in on creating a welcoming ... Show Full Article

Study Urges Changemakers to Prioritize Increasing Number of Leaders of Color in California K-12 Schools
LOS ANGELES, California, Nov. 19 -- California Charter Schools Association issued the following news release:

Committed to more equitable learning outcomes for all K-12 public school students, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) released a study highlighting the critically important role racially diverse school leaders play in California's public school system.

Charting the Course to Equity: K-12 Leaders of Color and Student Success explores how African American and Latinx leaders benefit all students in an analysis focused on the relationship between the 2017-2018 academic year's ... Show Full Article

Golden Apple Awarded to 2 Albuquerque Public Schools High School Teachers
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, Nov. 19 -- Albuquerque Public Schools issued the following news:

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- Congratulations to Dawn Harenberg of Eldorado and Jeanie Stark of Del Norte.

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wo Albuquerque Public Schools high school teachers were among seven who have been awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2020. Congratulations to

* Lesha Dawn Harenberg, Eldorado High School

* Elgenia "Jeanie" Stark, Del Norte High School

Because so many teachers deserve recognition but there are only seven Golden Apple Awards available, the Selection Committee has also honored ... Show Full Article

Fairfax County Public Schools Earns Six Awards in 2019 CHESPRA Communications Contest
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, Nov. 19 -- Fairfax County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has won six awards in the 2019 CHESPRA (Chesapeake Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association) communications contest.

The contest recognizes outstanding publications, web, and television communications produced by public school districts and private schools located in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The following publications and electronic communications received Awards of Excellence, the highest recognition:

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Dallas Independent School District: Governor Appoints Trustee Edwin Flores to Texas School Safety Center Board
DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 19 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release:

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Dallas ISD Trustee Edwin Flores to the Texas School Safety Center Board.

Flores will join seven other appointees on the board that reports to the governor, legislature, State Board of Education and Texas Education Agency regarding school safety and security.

The board also advises the center on its function, budget and strategic planning initiatives.

In addition to serving as a Dallas ISD trustee, Flores is the managing partner at Chalker Flores, LLP and is a member ... Show Full Article

Broward County Public Schools Issues Statement on Florida Gov. DeSantis 2020-21 Budget
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Nov. 19 -- Broward County Public Schools issued the following statement by Superintendent Robert W. Runcie:

"We appreciate that Governor DeSantis is continuing the conversation about increasing teacher pay. It is the right conversation to have.

"Along with the plan to raise the minimum teacher salary to $47,500, we have to keep in mind that our veteran teachers should also benefit from any salary increase.

"The $300 million proposed for the new teacher and principal bonus program would be better directed to salary increases, which not only provide greater financial ... Show Full Article