International Paper commits $1 million to University of Memphis education program – The Commercial Appeal

International Paper is investing $1 million in University of Memphis’ River City Partnership, the university announced earlier this week. From left to right: Kandi Hill-Clarke, James McDonald, Alissa Campbell Shaw, University President M. David Rudd, Dynisha Woods and Karen Weddle-West.(Photo: Photo by Trey Clark, courtesy of University of Memphis)

International Paper is investing $1 million in a University of Memphis teacher training collaboration, the university announced earlier this week.

The $1 million commitment from the Memphis-based paper maker will help the urban education-focused River City Partnership, an umbrella initiative of the university, Shelby County Schools

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Nodaway Holt R-VII Board of Education – Nodaway News Leader

The Nodaway Holt R-VII School Board of Education set dates for board candidate filling, heard reports from both school principals and discussed other business during its regularly scheduled meeting on November 20.

Filling dates for board of education membership candidacy will open December 11 and close January 15, 2019.

Elementary School Principal Shawn Emerson presented his report to the board. He announced the school has an average attendance rate of 97.7 percent. Parent-teacher conferences were held on October 18, with 98 out of 102 parents in attendance. The school hosted its Trivia Night on November 10, featuring 22

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December Education Briefs – Gadsden State News

Gadsden State’s Health Sciences Department to host blood drive 

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 4 at Gadsden State Community College’s Cardinal Room in Beck Field House.  Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment in advance by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or visiting The sponsor code is GSCC.   The American Red Cross is currently facing a severe blood shortage. New blood donors are needed every day so blood can be available for patients during this critical time.  Blood donations are currently being distributed faster than they are coming in.   Donations of

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