Portsmouth holds first ‘State of Education’ event
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Portsmouth holds first ‘State of Education’ event


(JEN) ALL NEW THIS MIDDAY. YOU’VE PROBABLY HEARD OF THE STATE OF THE CITY, EVEN A STATE OF THE STATEBUT TODAY PORTSMOUTH HELD ITS FIRST EVER STATE OF EDUCATION. (KATIE) SUPERINTENDENT DR. ELIE BRACY DISCUSSED THE SCHOOL’S SUCCESSES AND THE CHALLENGES THAT LIE AHEAD. WAVY WAS THE ONLY TV CREW AT THE EVENT THIS PARK VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. BRANDI, WE UNDERSTAND THE SCHOOL RECEIVED A SPECIAL HONOR DURING THE EVENT. (BRANDI) THEY DID! DURING HURRICANE MATTHEW, SEVERAL STUDENTS HERE AT PARK VIEW WERE DISPLACED. THE SCHOOL WORKED WITH THOSE STUDENTS TO GET TEST SCORES UP. AS WE’VE REPORTED – LAST MONTH IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT PARK VIEW RECEIVED FULL ACCREDITATION THIS YEAR. TODAY DURING HIS STATE OF EDUCATION SPEECH SCHOOL’S PRINCIPAL DR. BRACEY PRESENTED PARK VIEW’S PRINCIPAL WITH THE BANNER SHOWCASING THEIR SUCCESS. PORTSMOUTH SCHOOLS HAS A TOTAL OF 4 MORE SCHOOLS ACCREDITED THIS YEAR. THAT WAS JUST ONE OF THE THINGS DR. BRACY TALKED ABOUT THIS MORNING. HE ALSO ANNOUNCED THE NEW SLOGAN FOR THE DIVISION AND CHANGES TO TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM. AFTER THE EVENT WE SPOKE TO HIM. HE EXPLAINED WHY THIS EVENT WAS SO IMPORTANT. (DR. ELIE BRACY, COMMUNITY TO HIGHLIGHT ALL OF THE GREAT THINGS THAT WE HAVE GOING ON WITHIN THE SCHOOL DIVISION. THE TECHNOLOGY, THE ADVANCED COURSES THAT WE’RE OFFERING, WE JUST WANTED EVERYONE TO KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT THE SCHOOLS TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WE’RE DOING.” (BRANDI) THERE WERE SEVERAL ELECTED OFFICIALS THERE TODAY INCLUDING THE PORTSMOUTH CITY COUNCIL AND CONGRESSMAN BOBBY SCOTT. (BRANDI) I ASKED DR. BRACY ABOUT THE CHANGES TO THE SCHOOL CODE OF CONDUCT AND THE SCHOOL FUNDING. FIND OUT WHAT HE SAYS IS HAPPENING NOW BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE SCHOOLS RELATED TO THE BUDGET. WE’LL HAVE THAT STORY TONIGHT ON WAVY NEWS WITH COVERAGE BEGINNING AT 4. LIVE IN PORTSMOUTH IM BRANDI CUMMINGS 10 ON YOUR SIDE.

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