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2008-08-03 12:00:25

By Ken McLaughlin and Linda Goldston, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Aug. 3--Amelia Lam, a 36-year-old teacher's assistant, emigrated from Hong Kong to San Jose five years ago. When she talks about how proud she is that China is hosting the Summer Olympics, she almost glows. For Cher Fu of Santa Clara, all the hype about the Games is a daily reminder of her family's nightmare. Three years ago, she says, her parents were thrown into a Chinese forced-labor camp, tortured and brainwashed....

2008-07-14 21:00:27

By Paul Westmoore LEWISTON -- The Lewiston-Porter School Board has appointed John E. Evert as Lewiston-Porter High School's new assistant principal. His annual salary was set at $75,000. Evert, who spent the past 2 1/2 years as assistant principal at Buffalo's Lafayette High School, was interviewed by the board for about a half-hour during a closed session before he was appointed earlier this month. He replaces former Assistant Principal John Diodate, who left the district to take...

2008-07-14 15:00:43

By Leslie H. Dixon OXFORD - Kim Ramharter, the assistant principal of Rowe Elementary School, has been named principal of Harrison Elementary School, replacing Patricia Bradbury, who retired in June. "I'm looking forward to meeting neat kids and involved parents and working with the staff. It's just going to be great," Ramharter said on Friday. In a second appointment, Paul Bickford, SAD 17's director of academics and student affairs, has been hired as assistant principal at Oxford Hills...

2008-07-14 00:00:23

New Kensington-Arnold School District officials voted unanimously to hire Tammy Cavanaugh as assistant to the superintendent for pupil personnel services and human resources. She was hired at a salary of $75,000. Cavanaugh previously was the school psychologist for the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit. She holds superintendent and K-12 principal papers. Cavanaugh fills one of two positions that will be used to replace Assistant Superintendent Joanne Cecchi, who retired this month....

2008-07-12 12:00:26

By Mike Wilder, Times-News, Burlington, N.C. Jul. 12--Andrews Elementary School in Burlington has a new principal and six other schools in the Alamance-Burlington School System have new assistant principals. The appointments were announced Friday after a meeting of the Alamance-Burlington Board of Education. The board approved Martha Brown's hiring as principal at Andrews. She's been assistant principal at Newlin Elementary School since 2006 and has also been an assistant principal at...

2008-07-03 18:00:33

By Jacinthia Jones; Alex Doniach Chafed over salary increases for Shelby County Schools' top administrators - including a $56,000 pay hike for the superintendent- Shelby County commissioners on Wednesday deferred approving the district's operating budget. Commissioner Steve Mulroy said the increases send a bad message, especially after a grueling budget process in which many county employees didn't receive raises and other s were laid off. "We'd like to see the same fiscal restraint from...

2008-07-03 00:00:27

By LEN WELLS, Courier & Press correspondent (618) 842-2159 or lenwells@wabash.net The Illinois Department of Professional Regulation has placed the license of a Norris City physician on indefinite probation. Dr. Hung Nguyen's license to practice medicine was placed on probation after federal investigators found during a probe last fall that Nguyen "failed to properly supervise a physician's assistant, and failed to properly evaluate patients." In late September, FBI and Drug...

2008-07-02 21:00:00

By Melissa Soria, Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Ind. Jul. 2--FULTON -- There are several changes being made at Caston School Corporation next school year. At a meeting Tuesday night, the school board named Dan Foster as its new superintendent, while selecting Doug Olsson as principal for the junior-senior high school. Foster had been principal at the school for the last year. He came from Winamac High School, where he had been assistant principal for three years. He was also director of...

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2008-06-25 10:03:38

Devices known as brain-machine interfaces could someday be used routinely to help paralyzed patients and amputees control prosthetic limbs with just their thoughts. Now, University of Florida researchers have taken the concept a step further, devising a way for computerized devices not only to translate brain signals into movement but also to evolve with the brain as it learns. Instead of simply interpreting brain signals and routing them to a robotic hand or leg, this type of brain-machine...

2008-06-24 15:02:58

By Kimberly Bellamy, The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, N.C. Jun. 24--With the school hallways empty and the work load decreased, five faculty members within Edgecombe County Public Schools (ECPS) have decided that now is the best time for them to move within ECPS or move on. New faculty members are being welcomed to ECPS while others are saying good-bye. Four schools in ECPS will be getting new principals or assistant principals over the summer or by the time students return for the...