Education News Archive - August 24, 2008

By Paul Paterra Classes open at most school districts Monday with many new programs for students, technology advances in the classrooms, and new teachers and administrators. Two districts have new superintendents -- Dr. Christine Oldham at Ligonier Valley and Dr. Denise Shipe in Yough.

The Virginia Beach school division provides a free appropriate Individualized Education Program for eligible students with disabilities following the legal provisions as contained in the "Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia" (effective Jan.

By PATTI PETERSON By Patti Peterson The Virginian-Pilot Chesapeake's Gifted and Talented Education is getting an overhaul after the Chesapeake School Board voted in May to close the district's Laboratory for the Academically Gifted located in the Indian River Middle School annex building.

By DAVID C STUCKWISCH By David C. Stuckwisch Special to the Currents The 2008-09 academic session promises to be one of the most beneficial school years in our history. Consequently, we are eagerly awaiting the students' return.

The school division provides a system of free textbooks to all students. Students are responsible for the return of the textbooks in good condition, normal wear expected. Students will be required to reimburse the school division for lost and damaged books.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act affords parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records. These rights are: 1.

By PATTI PETERSON By Patti Peterson The Virginian-Pilot While on a field trip to the Chrysler Museum last year, Marti Dart's third- and fourth-graders borrowed a page from Julius Caesar's history. "Veni, Vidi, Vici," Caesar told the Roman senate, following a key victory for the empire.

By JAMES G MERRILL By James G. Merrill Special to The Beacon On Sept. 2, almost 70,000 Virginia Beach City Public Schools students will walk through the doors of our 88 schools and centers. For our kindergartners, this will be their first day of school - one of their most memorable days.

The parents of students enrolling in Virginia Beach schools will receive copies of the Code of Student Conduct, which was developed to ensure an optimum learning environment for all students and serves as a resource for parents, students, and staff.

Meet school Superintendent Stephen C. Jones. Page 14 How to contact your School Board. Page 15 Find out what PTA President Kim Dupree-Johnson has in mind for improving Norfolk schools. Page 17 Take our annual back-to-school trivia quiz. Page 13 (c) 2008 Virginian - Pilot.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'