Education News Archive - September 20, 2008

By Dave Larsen Staff Writer DAYTON -- Dayton has the culture and amenities to stack up well as a college town. "What we haven't really done in the past is marketed ourselves effectively to college students," said Sandy Gudorf, president of the Downtown Dayton Partnership.

By Neil Gonzales SAN MATEO -- Two magnet schools have gained international recognition to prepare their students early for higher education through a challenging college-readiness program.

James River High School and Central Academy Middle School are the feeder schools in the program called the Strategic Instructional Module of the University of Kansas. On Sept. 11, six educators were recognized at the regular school board meeting.

By Fred Albert A new school year is filled with many new things. Students enter new grades and become acquainted with new classmates and new teachers. In every West Virginia public school, however, there will be something else new this school year.

By Jennifer Gokhman Benefits for classified employees and the school district budget were on the minds of Tracy California School Employees Association members during a forum for Tracy Unified School District board candidates.

By Miranda C.R. White REDLANDS - Principals, school board members and PTA presidents got together Thursday at the Redlands Council PTA's "Go Green" brunch. The event served as the fall kickoff principal brunch and the district PTA board meeting.

By Laura Bischoff | Dayton Daily News The ad: "Education," 30 seconds Producer: McCain campaign Where to see it: In key markets in Ohio and other crucial states and online at DaytonDailyNews.com/eyeonohio Script: (Announcer) "Education Week says Obama 'hasn't made a significant mark on education.' That he's 'elusive' on accountability.

Editor, Times-Dispatch: The recent news story, "Virginia May Tie School Status to Diplomas," suggests that the Virginia Board of Education is worried about the poor rate of high school graduation in the commonwealth. Its concern is well-founded. Its remedy is not.

Richmond mayoral candidate Dwight Clinton Jones outlined yesterday his plan to improve city schools, which includes partnering with local universities to create three laboratory middle schools.

Our view: School-closures fiasco is one reason parents have decided to send hundreds of kids to other districts The Tucson Unified School District has lost roughly 1,400 students compared with a year ago. That's approximately the entire student body of Catalina Magnet High School.

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