Education News Archive - September 26, 2008

By Richard Gazarik The Hempfield Area School Board plans to hold a public forum next month in an attempt to clear the air about its differences with the Hempfield Area Education Association. Board President John Henry said he asked for the meeting, which will be held Oct. 22 at the high school.

By Jennifer Reeger A visit by Ukrainian education leaders Wednesday to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg could lead to a future exchange of students and research. The visitors came to learn about the U.S.

By Anna L. Mallory anna.mallory@roanoke.com 381-8627 Some New River Valley educators say proposed changes to how gifted education is handled statewide could result in less oversight and fewer students being served.

Jacek Ghosh has been named director of sustainability for Virginia Commonwealth University. In the new position, he will help VCU in its effort toward climate neutrality pledged in the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. That initiative, signed by VCU President Eugene P.

By Nancy Bowman Staff Writer TIPP CITY-- The Tipp City schools are implementing a pilot program allowing homeschooled students to participate in extracurricular activities if they take a minimum of three courses at Tippecanoe High School.

Editor, Times-Dispatch: How refreshing to read about the overwhelming opposition to the state special education law changes. Seventy-seven thousand people rallied against those changes, making it look easy to stop lawmakers in their tracks to protect their existing rights as parents.

By Neill, Monty With more pressing issues on its agenda and no consensus about how to proceed, Congress probably will delay until after this November's elections the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), a framework of standards, tests, and consequences initiated by the 1994 authorization of the Elementary and secondary Education Act (ESEA).

By Jennifer Gokhman FRENCH CAMP -- Training, training and more training. That has been a key part of the success at the restructured French Camp School. After school once a week, teachers gather with peer coaches to discuss how things are going and to develop teaching strategies.

By James Haug By JAMES HAUG REVIEW-JOURNAL From the halls of Monte- zuma to the classrooms of Las Vegas. The first Clark County School District high school entirely dedicated to a Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps may be started by the U.S. Marines.

By Peter Hegarty Alameda school district leaders are continuing their search for a replacement for Superintendent Ardella Daily, who retires in January.

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