Education News Archive - September 13, 2008

By ANN ENNIS Special to the Courier & Press The Evansville Vanderburg School Corp. school bond referendum deserves a "yes" vote in November. The five-point core values addressed by the strategic plan go beyond a single new school on the North Side.

In this space on Tuesday, we pooh-poohed the idea of the state higher education commission to motivate state colleges and universities to push more students to graduate in four years. As was explained, the state has encouraged public schools with financial incentives to increase their enrollment.

Pupils at South Cave Primary School are a credit to their families and their school, according to Ofsted. The village primary has been rated as "good" by the education inspectors, who also noted several outstanding features during a two- day visit.

Classes begin today for all students at Shaler Area High School. Although construction -- which delayed the start of classes -- is not complete, school officials said Thursday that the areas necessary for school operations are safe and free of hazards.

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Signature School is among eight schools in Indiana to receive the National Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education.

By Richard Garner THE MAJORITY of secondary-aged pupils no longer go to their nearest school, causing chaos on the roads every morning as they arrive by car, according to research published yesterday.

Penn-Trafford School District parents received a letter Thursday notifying them of a suspicious vehicle seen following students exiting district buses. The notice, issued by Superintendent Deborah Kolonay, said the buses involved are the afternoon runs for No.

By Melissa Pamer In a move that highlights the dance that charter schools often must do to find classroom space, a once-unused building at Orville Wright Middle School in Westchester will get a new tenant next week. One charter school has unexpectedly moved out and another is suddenly moving in.

By Courtney Cutright courtney.cutright@roanoke.com 981-3345 School board Chairman Gary Hostutler officially announced Superintendent James Blevins' plans to retire at Thursday evening's meeting of the Bedford County School Board.

By Tracy Garcia WHITTIER - It's been several years since the state required public schools to provide 200 minutes of physical education every 10 days - but it never suggested how districts might be able to do it. Until now, that is. This week, the state Board of Education approved a P.E.

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