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Education News Archive - August 07, 2008

KUALA TERENGGANU: Gone are the days when the state education department gave little emphasis to the performance of physically and mentally challenged students.

By V. Shankar Ganesh BANTING: A secondary school teacher here has admitted to using racial slurs and verbally abusing some students. State Education Department director Ashah Samah said the teacher admitted to saying the words when questioned yesterday.

By LISA SANDERS, Special to the Courier & Press The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. is full of teachers, administrators and support staff who want what is best for all children.

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com A committee of Boonville Junior High School students, parents, teachers and others will spend the upcoming school year seeking opinions about a uniform-style dress code.

By Marc Freeman, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 7--Do your kids practice karate a few nights a week? That activity -- along with soccer or any other workouts -- could get children excused from physical education at elementary and middle schools one year from now. The availability of P.E.

By Terrence Stutz, The Dallas Morning News Aug.

By Mark Millican, The Daily Citizen, Dalton, Ga. Aug. 7--A new Central Enrollment Center for Murray County Schools helped the first day of school on Wednesday go smoother than usual, Superintendent Vickie Reed said.

By Raviya H. Ismail, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 7--Fayette County middle school students can opt to attend a virtual school this year if their schools failed to meet federal No Child Left Behind math and reading goals.

By AN Contractors are racing against time to put the finishing touches on the new Dinwiddie County High School to be ready for the Aug. 21 opening ceremony. The public will have a chance to tour the two- story, 223,000-square- foot school on Aug. 20.

Michelle Cox, a former Thaxton Elementary School student and a rising seventh-grader, cares. She cares so much, she was named first the store-level, then the regional winner for the National Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program -- one of only four students in Virginia to win this award.