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2008-09-15 06:00:19

By Jo Becker, Peter S. Goodman and Michael Powell Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska lives by the maxim that all politics is local, not to mention personal. So when there was a vacancy at the top of Alaska's Division of Agriculture, Palin appointed a high school classmate, Franci Havemeister, to the $95,000-a-year directorship. A former real estate agent, Havemeister cited her childhood love of cows as one of her qualifications for running the roughly $2 million agency. Havemeister was one...

2008-09-10 15:00:30

By C Eugene Emery Jr BARRINGTON -- Wendy S. Parente, an assistant principal at Western Hills Middle School in Cranston and a longtime science teacher in the Bristol-Warren school system, is on tap to be the new assistant principal at the Barrington Middle School. The School Committee made the decision, by consensus, during a closed session after its public meeting Thursday night. Students will see her on the job when classes begin today, but her appointment won't be official until the...

2008-09-02 21:00:00

By Paul Westmoore NIAGARA FALLS -- Niagara County's 10 public school districts will open their doors to some 30,463 children this week and spend more than $505.6 million during the 2008-09 school year to educate them. All districts will welcome back students Wednesday except Niagara Falls, which starts classes Thursday. Another 336 pupils began classes Aug. 11 at Niagara Charter School in Wheatfield, the county's only charter school, which sports a $3.74 million budget and a 204-day...

2008-09-01 15:00:11

By MORGAN, Jon THE Immigration Service has tightened its rules on allowing Filipino dairy workers into the country, frustrating dairy farmers just at the start of the milking season. The farmers say the new interpretation of the rules came without warning and has left them struggling to cope with extra workloads. As many as 500 Filipino workers have been caught by the change, leaving farmers and the suppliers of workers puzzled. The Labour Department said the change brought...

2008-08-30 09:00:55

By Gundersen, David E Capozzoli, Ernest A; Rajamma, Rajasree K ABSTRACT. The authors analyzed the reactions of various academic- level respondent groups to 14 short scenarios reflecting ethical dilemmas in higher education and research. As the authors hypothesized, groups differed in their views of the dilemmas presented. The results did not support a 2nd hypothesis predicting a linear relationship between academic achievement of respondent groups and their ethical responses. The authors...

2008-08-30 09:00:54

By Fisher, Ericka J Abstract: In this article, the author focuses on the crisis of verbal pollution in our society. Verbal pollution refers to the use of words and comments that the majority agrees are offensive, are damaging, and may lead to the deterioration of social institutions. Verbal pollution encompasses hate speech, such as the derogatory words used by Michael Richards, Dog the Bounty Hunter, and Don Imus. Using the example of a large, urban, secondary school, the author suggests...

2008-08-25 03:00:37

By Tracy Garcia EAST WHITTIER - They're all first-time principals, filling the shoes of longtime school administrators who retired last spring at nearly one-third of the campuses in the East Whittier City School District. And yet, in one sense or another, most of them say their new positions feel like they're finally coming home. The new EWCSD principals this fall are Steve Dorsey at Murphy Ranch Elementary; Kathy Tryon, Ocean View Elementary; Scott Blackwell, Leffingwell Elementary;...

2008-08-24 15:00:29

By JAMES AHEARN EW JERSEY used to grant tenure to school superintendents. It was the only state that did so. The tenure law was doubtless seen as a reform when it was enacted in 1909. It protected educators from reprisals when they tried to do what was best for schools and children. However, boards of education, elected to make policy decisions for their districts, found that superintendents could ignore them with impunity. The superintendents, with a guarantee of lifetime employment,...

2008-08-21 21:00:30

By Sara Faiwell sfaiwell@@dailyherald.com Three schools in Palatine Elementary District 15 will start off next school year with new principals. - Matthew J. Palcer will be the new principal of Pleasant Hill School in Palatine. During the 2007-08 school year, Pleasant Hill has had interim principals. After graduating from the University of Illinois-Champaign, Palcer joined District 15 as a seventh-grade special education program assistant at Sundling Junior High. The following year,...

2008-08-17 18:00:43

By Meadows, Robyn Manheim Central Manheim Township Penn Manor Pequea Valley Solanco Warwick Cocalico Columbia Conestoga Valley Donegal Eastern Lancaster County Elizabethtown Ephrata Hempfield Lampeter-Strasburg Lancaster Manheim Central Manheim Township Penn Manor Pequea Valley Solanco Warwick What's new: reading programs, laptops, a kindergarten center, Chinese-language classes and construction. Also, fresh faces. Consider four new superintendents, several new principals and dozens of...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.