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Metro Schools Leads State in Testing Drinking Water for Lead
NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 23 -- Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools issued the following news release:

While not required by the city or state, Metro Schools voluntarily initiated a water safety testing program to affirm the safety of the drinking water in schools. MNPS is the only district in Tennessee to test drinking water for lead. The two-phase testing program is a proactive measure that has been implemented in partnership with Metro Public Health, Metro Water Services, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and an outside vendor specializing in water testing.

"The drinking ... Show Full Article

Stanford Law School Clinic & Policy Lab Releases Guide to Help Schools Protect Undocumented and Vulnerable Students
STANFORD, Calif., June 22 -- California Charter Schools Association issued the following news release:

The Stanford Law and Policy Lab and Stanford Law's Youth & Education Law Project (YELP), on behalf of the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA), released a guide today to address increasing student absences and decreasing parental participation in California's public charter schools among immigrant families in the wake of recent federal policy changes.

Recognizing those concerns, CCSA partnered with YELP and the Policy Lab to provide guidance to California's public charter schools ... Show Full Article

Ridgecrest Elementary Named Champion for Mental Health Awareness Efforts
UPPER MARLBORO, Md., June 22 -- Prince George's County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Ridgecrest Elementary School has been named a School Champion of the Year for demonstrating exceptional mental health awareness efforts during the Mental Health Association of Maryland's (MHAMD) annual outreach campaign.

Ridgecrest is one of three schools statewide to receive the honor, which includes a congratulatory letter, certificate of recognition and bookmarks for students.

MHAMD collaborates with the Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) to host the campaign annually in May, ... Show Full Article

New Summer Engineering Design Camp for Albemarle County Students Will Be Offered in Partnership With Scottsville Volunteer Rescue Squad
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va., June 22 -- Albemarle County Public Schools issued the following news:

A unique summer program for Albemarle County Public Schools students is coming to Scottsville. Next month, the school division will open the door to Design, Make, Launch, an engineering design camp that will be held from July 17-29 in the Scottsville Volunteer Rescue Squad's community room.

The program will provide students with an opportunity to construct an original product or social innovation that solves a current problem in the community. Over the two-week period, students will work through a ... Show Full Article

MSCR Welcomes New Executive Director
MADISON, Wis., June 22 -- The Madison Metropolitan School District issued the following news release:

Madison School and Community Recreation (MSCR) is welcoming Jacob Tisue as its new Executive Director.

"We're pleased to welcome Jacob to our Madison schools team," Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham said. "MSCR plays a critical role in our school district and community. Jacob brings a strong background recreation and community programs, and we know he will be a great leader for MSCR."

Tisue currently serves as the Warner Park Facility Manager for the City of Madison Parks Department. He ... Show Full Article

Kelly Stedman from James Stephens International Academy Named Florida's 2017 Assistant Principal of the Year
FORT MYERS, Fla., June 22 -- The Lee County School District has issued the following news:

During the Celebration of School Leaders, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart named Kelly Stedman, Assistant Principal of James Stephens International Academy, the 2017 Assistant Principal of the Year. She was honored for contributing to increased student performance; safe learning environments; and successful partnerships with parents and community members.

"School leaders set the tone for educators, students, parents, and community members, and they are integral to student success," said Commissioner ... Show Full Article

Covey Company Names Trailwoods a 'Lighthouse' School
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 22 -- Kansas City Public Schools issued the following news:

After a rigorous implementation and review process, Trailwoods Elementary School recently became one of only about 300 schools in the world that have earned the coveted Leader in Me Lighthouse School status from the Franklin Covey Co.

This recognition comes because the school has achieved outstanding results in school and student outcomes by implementing "The Leader in Me" process with fidelity over the last three years, according to the company. It is also because of the extraordinary impact the school is ... Show Full Article