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Miami Schools Provides Programs For Students’ Future
Miami Schools Creates Education Council of International Cities In an aim to make students better prepared for the global marketplace, Miami Schools is creating the Education Council of International Cities. This council aims to help students gain the education they need to take part in the challenges of a new global economy. Many businesses in Miami and America now have more international services and concerns. The motivation behind the creation of the Education Council of International...

Washington D.C. Teacher Recognized For Excellence By Congress
Kim Burke – Ables Science Teacher, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School Washington, DC- Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a congressional resolution recognizing Kim Burke-Ables, a science teacher at Washington D.C. schools ‘ Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, on her selection as the District of Columbia Teacher of the Year for 2006, and “congratulating her for her exceptional dedication to the students and her excellence as a teacher.” Burke-Ables has been...

San Jose Schools Celebrate Beethoven With Essay Contest
San Jose Schools Join San Jose State University’s Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies in Birthday Celebration San Jose State University’s Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies and the San Jose Jewish Film Festival have teamed up with the San Jose Schools in an event to celebrate the San Jose State University’s Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies twenty first year. The celebration event also includes the premiere of the film “Beethoven’s Hair” at the San Jose Jewish...

San Francisco Gets Serious About Arts Education
The Arts Education Master Plan September 28 was the beginning of a new era for arts education in San Francisco schools. The San Francisco Unified School district and the City are partnering on a historic effort to bring back the arts for all students. The Arts Education Master Plan will revitalize the education of San Francisco’s young citizens by capturing the diverse cultural and artistic energy of a city that is internationally renowned for its love of the arts. At 10:30 a.m. at the San...

Orange County Schools’ Special Education Alliance
The Orange County Schools ’ Special Education Alliance was created by the 28 districts in Orange County in 2003. The primary goal of the Orange County Schools’ Special Education Alliance is to meet the need for a countywide system that can focus on special education. This includes offering staff development and training to school employees, creating leadership in advocating for legislative and administrative change, overseeing the decisions and rulings rendered by administrative agencies,...

Indianapolis Schools Work With Their Communities To Improve Schools
One Indianapolis Schools’ Elementary School Gets New Playground Parkview Elementary School 81 will receive a new playground on October 2nd but the work has already started. An asphalt lot will be a brand new playground thanks to the Allstate Foundation and Injury Free Coalition for Kids at Riley Hospital. About 50 volunteers are expected to be involved in the project. The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by the Allstate Corporation. The Allstate...

Detroit Schools Has A Difficult Start To The 2006-2007 School Year
Detroit Schools’ Teachers Delay School Starts with Strike There has been a slow and turbulent start to the Detroit Schools ’ new school year. In a battle over contracts, some 7,000 teachers and 2,000 staff members refused to start school in September. These contract disagreements lead finally to a court battle. The contract disagreement began on August 28 after the Teachers Union rejected a two year contract that included salary cuts of 5% and increased health insurance co-payments. Detroit...

Charlotte Schools Team Up With Local Businesses To Improve Schools
Office Max Donates Funds to Charlotte Schools One Charlotte Schools ’ member started off the school year with a big boon. Nations Ford Elementary School has received a $5,000 donation from Office Max. This donation is linked to the opening of a brand new Office Max in Rivergate Town Center on Sept. 6. Charlotte School’s teachers from Nations Ford Elementary Schools were invited to the grand opening ceremony where they could purchase additional school supplies for their classrooms. This...

San Jose Schools Has A Rewarding Summer
San Jose Schools Win Awards and Honors This Summer This summer several San Jose Schools won some kind of award or honor for their continued achievements in education. Three schools in the San Jose Schools system have won awards for successfully competing in the California Student Media and Multimedia Festival. River Glenn Middle School and Almaden Elementary entered a multimedia technology and science project into the competition. This project entitled “Environmental Concerns in the...

Seattle School Librarian Honored
There was a group of children in one of the Seattle schools who came up with an idea. They wanted to turn sad things into happy things, find the positive in the negative. The idea came about because when you are in the third or fourth grade, life can be sweet one moment, stale candy the next. One of the girls in the group, Amy, who just turned 11, had a beloved pet bunny named Roger who died. The loss still smarts.Through their informal club, Amy and her school pals -- Jasmine, Chloe, Hailey,...

Indianapolis Sees Success Involving Fathers
Superintendent Calls for Fathers on the First Day of School Superintendent Eugene G. White’s call to fathers in the Indianapolis schools has met with strong success. Mr. White asked fathers to bring their children to the first day of classes in order to establish a stronger presence on campus and hopefully continue to stay involved with Indianapolis schools throughout the school year. The event was dubbed, “The First Day is Dad’s Day,” and encouraged fathers to have a more active role on...

Technology Initiative In Detroit Public Schools
New Technology Partners The Detroit Board of Education revealed four new key partners in the ongoing technical development of Detroit schools. These partners will work together with Detroit schools for the next five years to improve the quality and access to technology throughout the area. The following companies, three of which are Detroit based, will be part of the program: VisionIT, which is located in Detroit’s New Center, has offices in Chicago and Atlanta, and counts Wayne State...

International Baccalurette Programs Heat Up Charlotte
Davidson IB Middle Wins Schools of Distinction Award The science program at Davidson IB Middle, one of the schools in the Charlotte – Mecklenburg area, has been recognized as a School of Distinction by Intel and Scholastic. Intel, the world renowned computer chip maker, and Scholastic, a leader in textbooks and educational materials, chose Davidson for honors in the field of science achievement, bringing both pride and bragging rights to Charlotte schools. As the principal of Davidson states,...

Cincinnati Schools Establishes Programs That Unite Educators And The Community
This summer saw the creation of the Cincinnati Schools ’ Parent Leadership Institute. The program reflects the changing role that parents play in public education. As Vanessa White, the Board President of the Parents for Public Schools (PPS) stated: “The days of bake sales are long gone. Today, parents need a new set of skills and knowledge if they are to realize their full potential to impact student achievement and drive school improvement.” Organizations such as PPS work to align the...

Miami Schools Expands And Prepares For The 2006-2007 School Year
This school year Miami Schools is opening four new schools and several new facilities to cope with increased student enrollment for the 2006-2007 school year. The new schools will cater to elementary, middle and high school students. Miami Schools has added the Ronald W. Reagan High School in the northwestern part of the district. This is an area that is expanding rapidly. The new high school will cover about 20 acres and house extremely modern facilities. The Ronald W. Reagan High School...

Atlanta Schools’ Public Engagement Partnerships
Atlanta Schools’ Office of Public Engagement The Atlanta Schools’ Office of Public Engagement is responsible for creating and fostering partnerships between Atlanta Schools, community volunteers, teachers, parents, national and local corporations, non-profit groups, and civic organizations in order to advance student achievement. The Office of Public Engagement was created as part of the ongoing educational reform that is occurring throughout the Atlanta Schools. The Office’s aim is to...

Cleveland Opens Five New Schools For 2006 – 2007
A New Look for Cleveland Schools Three Cleveland schools received complete and comprehensive renovations. These schools will appear completely different to returning students and take learning in Cleveland to a new and modern level. These schools include Mary B. Martin at 8200 Brookline Avenue, Mary Bethune at 11815 Moulton Avenue, and John Hay at 2075 Stoke Boulevard. All of these schools will host Open Houses for parents and students to get to know the new facilities. In addition to these...

Pittsburgh Schools Use The Summer To Prepare For The Future
This summer Pittsburgh Schools Superintendent Mark Roosevelt announced the creation of the Pittsburgh Schools High School Reform Task Force. The Pittsburgh Schools High School Reform Task Force will be comprised of education professionals, private foundations, business professionals, parents, and community members. The Task Force will investigate the current practices in the Pittsburgh Schools and determine what the best approach to high school reform should be. Pittsburgh Schools High School...

Indianapolis Schools Teachers Receive Awards Recognizing Positive Performance
Indianapolis Schools Center for Inquiry Teacher Gets Governor's Award for Tomorrow's Leaders An Indianapolis Schools Center for Inquiry teacher, Maysee Herr, was among twelve young leaders from throughout Indiana to be awarded the Governor's Award for Tomorrow's Leaders. The honor of the Governor's Award for Tomorrow's Leaders is not the only thing the recipient receives; they also get $1,000 to be used as an educational scholarship or as a donation to the charity of their choice. This year's...

Seattle Schools Participate In Washington Assessment Of Student Learning
Washington Assessment of Student Learning is Enacted for the 2006-2007 School Year The class of 2008 in all Seattle Schools will be required to pass the 10th-grade Washington Assessment of Student Learning, this will be the way that most students will earn the Certificate of Academic Achievement, one of the four new statewide graduation requirements. The Washington Assessment of Student Learning report will indicate a student’s performance in reading, writing and math with science being in a...

Detroit Schools Excel In National Competitions
Schulze Elementary, representing the Detroit Schools, has won several awards, in this year’s Academic Games Leagues of America Competition. The elementary school had several teams competing in the Academic Games Leagues of America Competition. Both team and individual awards were given for performance. The teams have won state awards at the Michigan League of Academic Games competition held in Grand Rapids and the Academic Games Leagues of America Competition held in Eatonton, Georgia. Three...

San Jose Schools Changes School Nutrition And Limits Junk Food
Following in the footsteps of both federal and state trends to limit junk food and provide better nutrition to students, San Jose Schools will implement new some changes starting in September 2006. These changes may appear sudden but actually is part of a long term goal for improving student nutrition. San Jose Schools have been working to improve student nutrition over the past few years. San Jose Schools have already removed fried chips and carbonated beverages from all kindergarten-eighth...

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program Comes To Washington D.C. Schools
Shephard Elementary School Immersion Program Washington D.C. Schools are eager to begin a new language immersion program at the primary school level. Beginning in August of 2006, pre – Kindergarten students of various foreign language backgrounds will join the new language immersion program. In particular, French and Spanish speaking children are needed to start this two way immersion experience. Students participating in the program will receive either French – English or Spanish – English...

Forensics In The Classroom: Court TV Comes To Atlanta Schools
Chemistry and biology students at Atlanta Schools North Atlanta High School put their lab skills into action for a Court TV film crew on April 11. As part of the “Forensics in the Classroom,” program, students learned how to collect and analyze evidence of a crime scene. They weren’t flying blind. Instead, they had help from a range of criminal investigation experts, beginning with the head of their own science department, Dr. Cadence Spearman. In addition to Dr. Spearman, students...

Orlando Schools Aim To Improve Language Program
Orlando Schools Administrators Visit China Several Orlando School administrators will be among the nearly four hundred curriculum developers and administrators from around the nation to visit China in an effort to create and expand educational programs that teach Chinese language and culture in America. The trip to China will last one week from June 27 through July 5. The trip is in cooperation with Hanban, China’s Office of Chinese Language Council International, in partnership with the...

Spotlight On Success Program To Benefit Arizona Schools
For many years, the Arizona schools have experienced a lot of negative publicity that affects its ability to recruit talent, garner extra funding, and keep students in the public school system. Current superintendent Tom Horne says that much of this publicity is unwarranted and unfair to the Arizona schools that have made many positive strides toward improving education. To counter this unwanted publicity, Horne developed the Spotlight on Success program for the Arizona schools. Basically,...

Cleveland Schools Aim For Healthy Students And Teachers
The Motivating Movement Through Marathoning Challenge Eighty-three students and teachers from seven Cleveland Schools are participating in a program designed to increase health and self-confidence. The eleven week Motivating Movement Through Marathoning Challenge is a joint program between Cleveland Schools and the Cleveland YMCA. The Motivating Movement Through Marathoning Challenge was created out of the Cleveland Department of Public Health’s nationally-funded Steps to a Healthier...

Different Schools In The Seattle School District Honor Graduates
Garfield High School Honors 84 Year-Old Graduate On Monday, June 19th, Richard Coone received an honorary diploma from Garfield High School, a Seattle High School. He walked with the Garfield High graduates at the graduating ceremonies held at Qwest Field. Mr. Coone has waited over sixty-five years to receive a diploma. In 1941, Mr. Coone was a senior at Garfield High School and was prepared to graduate with his friends but World War II got in the way. In his junior year, Mr. Coone had joined...

Las Vegas Academy’s Series Of Short Plays Showcases Student Talent In Las Vegas Schools
Las Vegas Academy, one of the magnet schools of the Las Vegas Public School District, has prepared a series of student produced and student led theater performances. The Five Plays • You Want Freedom Fries With That? “An original theater piece about being an American teenager in an increasingly small world, written and conceived by the Roncalli Drama Festival Ensemble, performed at the Roncalli Drama Festival in Poggibonsi, Siena, Italy, in the heart of Tuscany.” • Mixed Babies “Five...

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