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2011-05-02 09:57:00

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Power, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, today announced that the Town of Hamden, Conn., and the Hamden Board of Education have signed a 10-year Energy Services Agreement (ESA) to furnish, install and operate a UTC Power fuel cell at Hamden High School. The 400 kilowatt (kW) fuel cell will provide 90 percent of the high school's annual electricity requirements and its byproduct thermal energy will be used to heat the...

2010-09-30 19:31:06

Kenji Hakuta, a Stanford University scholar who strives to improve education opportunities for language minority students, will deliver the Seventh Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research here next month. Hosted by the American Educational Research Association (AERA), this lecture commemorates the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision of the U.S. Supreme Court and features significant scholarship that advances equality and equity in education. The 2010 Brown Lecture, "Educating...

2010-05-17 22:26:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week administrators at Township High School District 113, which serves Highland Park, Deerfield, Highwood, Bannockburn and Riverwoods, decided not to approve a request to send next year's Highland Park High School girls' basketball team to Arizona in December 2010 to participate in a tournament. The School Board of Township High School District 113 supports the decision that our district administrators made. We are proud of the diversity among...

2009-02-26 14:31:00

Statewide Annual Essay Contest Challenged Students to Submit Thoughts About Healthy Living WEST NEW YORK, N.J., Feb. 26, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- The AMERIGROUP Foundation and Union City Board of Education announced the winners of the annual WORD About Health Contest during a special luncheon at The Lighthouse Restaurant in West New York, NJ. The statewide contest challenges students to submit essays, poems or rap lyrics that best communicate their understanding of nutrition and drug-free...

2008-10-09 15:00:30

By ELLIOTT ROBINSON About two thirds, 66 percent, of the class of 2008 in the Tri- Cities graduated within four years, said new statistics from the Virginia Department of Education. Across Virginia, the rate is 81.3 percent. The statistics, released Tuesday, reflect a more accurate four- year rate in Virginia, said Charles Pyle, director of communications for the Virginia Department of Education. "The formula incudes transfers in and transfers out," he said. "It accounts for student...

2008-10-09 06:00:32

By James Haug By JAMES HAUG REVIEW-JOURNAL Education governance may be in for a legislative overhaul in the next session. Members of the Legislative Committee on Education agreed Tuesday to sponsor a bill draft calling for the creation of a new state agency dedicated to charter school oversight. Lawmakers also said it was time to study ways of streamlining an education bureaucracy they acknowledged was fragmented. "We have just about everything for anything in public education,"...

2008-10-08 18:00:28

By SEAN PATRICK NORRIS and ELISABETH HULETTE Staff Writers Half of schools' freshmen fall below 2.0 GPA; educators seek improvements Half of all ninth-graders at Glen Burnie and North County high schools had a grade point average below 2.0 at the end of last year, according to a report on student performance in county schools. The two north county schools, along with Northeast and Meade high schools, are at the leading edge of a problem affecting high school freshmen across the county....

2008-09-28 12:00:30

By LAUREN ROTH By Lauren Roth The Virginian-Pilot After an outcry from parents, educators and advocates distressed about planned changes to special education, the state Board of Education approved a compromise set of regulations Thursday in Richmond. The regulations restore parental control over ending special- education services for a child. They keep oversight of the due process system with the Supreme Court of Virginia, rather than with the Department of Education, as had been...

2008-09-26 03:00:29

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. The Board of Education approved the homeschool participation policy at its Aug. 25 meeting. State law allows districts to decide if they will accept homeschooled students, and for what classes or activities. Superintendent John Kronour said he...

2008-09-24 15:00:21

By JAMES AHEARN FIVE MONTHS after proposing that all high school students take and pass college-prep courses to graduate, the Corzine administration is talking about how to make it happen. In a two-hour Powerpoint appearance last week before the state Board of Education, officials of the Department of Education endorsed these concepts: * Students differ, but all can learn with school support. * High school courses should be rigorous. Required courses should include algebra, geometry...


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