Friday - October 20, 2017
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WA Charters Names New School Leadership Fellows
SEATTLE, Oct. 19 -- The Washington State Charter Schools Association issued the following news release:

The Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) announced today the selection of four new fellows into the School Leadership Program, the organization's charter public school incubator.

The new fellows are Dr. Debra R. Sullivan, seeking to open Ashe Preparatory Academy in King County; Cindy Reuther looking to open the Intergenerational High School in Whatcom County; and Dr. Steven Gering and Rebecca Moore, seeking to open Spokane Collegiate Academy. The fellows will spend a year ... Show Full Article

Tribal Schools, Education Experts and Business Leaders Recognized as Key Voices in El Centro Lawsuit by State Supreme Court
SEATTLE, Oct. 19 -- The Washington State Charter Schools Association issued the following news release:

On October 13th, the Washington Supreme Court delivered a key victory for charter public schools in El Centro de la Raza v. Washington (El Centro) by accepting all seven amicus briefs submitted in support of charter public schools and families earlier this month. With its decision, the Supreme Court ruled against lobbying group appellants who hoped to limit the voices of tribal school leaders, education experts, state legislators and Washington business leaders arguing that the lawsuit has little ... Show Full Article

Sharing the Commitment Parent Conference
FORT MYERS, Fla., Oct. 19 -- The Lee County School District has issued the following news:

The School District of Lee County, Collier County Public Schools, and the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System announce the 6th Annual Sharing the Commitment conference.

The FREE event for parents of children with disabilities will be a day of collaboration, advocacy, and learning, which will include an engaging keynote speaker, a wide range of informative breakout sessions, and opportunities to connect with not-for-profit agencies and other parents.

The event takes place on Saturday, October ... Show Full Article

MCPS Students Advance in Siemens Science Competition in Math, Science & Technology
ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 19 -- Montgomery County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Eleven Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have been named semifinalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, and four of those students have been selected as regional finalists.

Cindy Huang of Thomas S. Wootton High School, Jessie Ma of Winston Churchill High School, and Andrew Komo and Robert Yang of Montgomery Blair High School will now compete in one of six regional events to be held in November. In total, there were six regional finalists in Maryland.

Winners ... Show Full Article

Fairfax Academy Korean Language Students Participate in Virtual Conference
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 19 -- Fairfax County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Technology brought together Korean language students from Fairfax Academy, Hylton High in Prince William County, and students on scholarship studying abroad in various locations in Seoul for an hour-long interactive conversation and discussion of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship program.

The virtual conference allowed three students in South Korea to give first-hand advice and knowledge to FCPS students who are applying for the NSLI-Y scholarship with a goal of ... Show Full Article

Boston School Committee Chair Named as Finalist for Prestigious National Education Award
BOSTON, Oct. 19 -- Boston Public Schools issued the following news:

The Council of the Great City Schools announced today that it has selected Boston School Committee Chairperson Michael O'Neill as a finalist for its 2017 Green-Garner Award that recognizes outstanding leadership among urban school district superintendents and board members.

O'Neill, who is among 11 finalists vying for the nation's top award in urban education, has made closing opportunity and achievement gaps and creating a more equitable school district for all students the focus of his nearly decade-long tenure on the School ... Show Full Article

BCPS Teachers, Student Receive Honors From Baltimore County Commission
TOWSON, Md., Oct. 19 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release:

Two Baltimore County Public Schools teachers and a BCPS student were honored by the Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities.

Ridge Ruxton School art teacher Patricia Lane-Forster was named the commission's 2017 Teacher of the Year. Dulaney High School technology education teacher Wanda Brown received the Chairperson's Special Award. Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts Grade 11 student Kayla Burroughs was named Student of the Year by the commission.

"I am so proud of the honorees, who all showed ... Show Full Article