Tuesday - August 22, 2017
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Morse High School Students Return to School With New Career Skills Thanks to Summer STEM Solar Work Experience
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 21 -- The San Diego Unified School District issued the following news release:

In collaboration with the Morse High School STEM team, San Diego Unified School District and OpTerra Energy Services developed a five-session summer program for students in the school's STEM Distinction Program.

Students got a unique learning opportunity while the photovoltaic (PV) site was under construction. OpTerra provided solar education resources and hands-on materials, subject matter experts, and guest speakers at the construction site to teach students about solar panel technology and ... Show Full Article

SAUSD Students Take Part in Computer Science Boot Camp Organized by Santa Ana High School Graduate
SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. 18 -- The Santa Ana Unified School District issued the following news:

This summer students across the Santa Ana Unified School District had the opportunity to learn about computer science at the Computer Science Boot Camp hosted at Santa Ana High School through Career Technical Education of SAUSD.

The class was the brainchild of Christopher Camacho, a Santa Ana High School graduate who has just completed his first year of college at Tufts University, where he is studying computer engineering.

The program taught students the fundamentals of computer science through unplugged ... Show Full Article

Cleveland's Path to Say Yes Launches Website
CLEVELAND, Aug. 18 -- The Cleveland Metropolitan School District issued the following news:

The partners working to make Cleveland a chapter of Say Yes to Education have launched a website that provides more information on the program and their efforts.

Say Yes to Education works with communities to align academic and social services that help students stay on track to graduating from high school and prepare them for postsecondary studies. Chapters also provide scholarships that help students fill gaps in financing tuition.

If approved, Cleveland would join chapters in Syracuse and Buffalo, ... Show Full Article

Sacramento City Unified School District Issues Statement on Charlottesville
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 17 -- The Sacramento City Unified School District issued the following statement on the recent events in Charlottesville:

The tragic events in Charlottesville are a sad reminder that racism, hate, and bigotry are still very much alive in our society. These are incredibly challenging times for our nation and its youth, and a strong reminder of why our district designated itself a Safe Haven School District.

Our children are watching these events playing out on their television screens and social media outlets and though our country has made incredible progress on equality ... Show Full Article

Local Teacher Completes National Food Safety and Nutrition Training
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 -- Newark Public Schools issued the following news release:

Henie Parillon, a teacher at Abington Avenue School in Newark, NJ was one of 30 teachers nationwide chosen to complete a food science training program developed and implemented in a partnership between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and Graduate School USA. The one-week program for middle and high school science teachers, as well as family and consumer science and health education teachers, took place in Washington this summer. The training is part of the FDA/NSTA ... Show Full Article

JHSST Girls Computing League Sponsors Artificial Intelligence Summit
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 17 -- Fairfax County Public Schools issued the following news release:

The Girls Computing League at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) is sponsoring an artificial intelligence summit--AI Summit for All--on Saturday, September 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The summit is designed for students in grades 8-12 who are interested in learning about artificial intelligence. TJHSST is a Fairfax County public school.

Computer science or artificial intelligence experience is not required to attend the summit, which is free and will be held at the Marriott ... Show Full Article

District Clarifies Property Tax Issues
SELBYVILLE, Del., Aug. 17 -- The Indian River School District issued the following news:

In recent weeks, the Indian River School District has received numerous calls from citizens regarding large increases in school property tax bills for Fiscal Year 2018. Part of this tax increase stems from the public's approval of a current expense referendum on March 2, 2017.

However, the remaining tax increase is the result of actions taken by the Delaware General Assembly in July. In the process of balancing the state's budget for Fiscal Year 2018, the General Assembly reduced the annual Senior Property ... Show Full Article