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2008-08-30 09:00:36

By Dimopoulos, Dimitrios Paraskevopoulos, Stefanos; Pantis, John D ABSTRACT: The ability of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos (NMPZ) in Greece to protect an important sea turtle rookery will ultimately depend on the level of local support and involvement that it receives. Therefore, it is essential for environmental educators to generate among local inhabitants, starting at early ages, positive attitudes concerning the NMPZ. The authors designed a conservation educational module, with...

2008-08-28 15:00:58

By Julie Ross The mood was upbeat and the enthusiasm contagious for Mt. Diablo elementary teachers at a school year kickoff event despite drawn- out negotiations that have left them still without a contract. More than 700 elementary school teachers from the district filled the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek on Thursday for the event to start the 2008-2009 school year. "While that is happening on one level, there are great rewards on another. That is why we are seeing the...

2008-08-28 03:00:27

ROANOKE Back to school Tuesday Crystal Spring Elementary School Address: 2620 Carolina Ave. S.W., Roanoke, VA 24014 Phone: 853-2976 Web site: www.rcps.info Principal: David Merritt Fairview Elementary School Address: 648 Westwood Blvd. N.W., Roanoke, VA 24017 Phone: 853- 2978 Web site: www.rcps.info Principal: Julie Bush Fallon Park Elementary School Address: 502 19th St. S.E., Roanoke, VA 24013 Phone: 853-2535 Web site: www.rcps.info Principal: Cynthia Delp Fishburn Park...

2008-08-22 03:00:38

By Green, Todd The causal link between modernization and secularization forms the core of secularization theories. With modernization, rationalization leads to a "demythologization" of the world; technology reduces the occasions in which humans seek divine assistance for this-worldly problems; large-scale industrialized enterprises, cities, and nation states replace the small, close- knit communities from which religion traditionally derives its strength; individualization increases the...

2008-08-11 21:00:44

By DAN RAFTER The key to getting off to a good start in elementary, middle and high school lies at home. Parents during the hot summer days can take several steps to prepare their children for back-to-school time. The two keys are to teach your children exactly what their instructors will expect of them in the coming school year, and to help them develop proper study habits even when the sun is burning brightly. Elementary school In some ways, the move to elementary school is the most...

2008-08-07 03:00:28

By AN Contractors are racing against time to put the finishing touches on the new Dinwiddie County High School to be ready for the Aug. 21 opening ceremony. The public will have a chance to tour the two- story, 223,000-square- foot school on Aug. 20. The new high school on Courthouse Road across from the existing high school will be the second school to open in the county this year. Sutherland Elementary School, the county's largest elementary school, opened in January on U.S. 460. It...

2008-08-06 21:00:29

By Shelby Young syoung@cnpapers.com 348-4806 Putnam County Superintendent of Schools Chuck Hatfield has been chosen as West Virginia State Superintendent of the Year by the West Virginia Association of School Administrators. As Superintendent of the Year, Hatfield will represent West Virginia at the National Association of School Administrators in San Francisco in February. However, when Harold "Chuck" Hatfield started teaching elementary school in Putnam County in 1973, he had no...

2008-08-04 21:00:21

By Mary Meehan, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 4--The back-to-school supply list seems to get a longer every year, and it raises the question that if millions in tax dollars are spent on schools then why, in addition to paper and pencils, do lists include items like cleaning supplies and ink cartridges. It's trickle-down economics, say teachers, parents and administrators. School budget reductions put financial pressure on principals who put pressure on teachers, many of whom...

2008-08-01 12:00:59

By Paris Achen, Mail Tribune, Medford, Ore. Jul. 31--EAGLE POINT -- A new elementary school will be built at the former site of Eagle Point Junior High, which was largely destroyed by a fire nearly six years ago. The Eagle Point School District settled a lawsuit in June against Great American Insurance Company of New York in which the insurer agreed to pay $12 million for the fire losses, significantly less than the cost of building a new school. The agreement allowed both parties...

2008-07-23 00:00:40

Judy Berry has been selected as Putnam County Teacher of the Year for 2008-09. Nominated by her peers at George Washington Elementary School where she teaches first grade, Berry was first named Elementary School Teacher of the Year before attaining county Teacher of the Year status. Berry knew she wanted to be a teacher from the time she was in junior high school, when she was recruited by a teacher to work in a summer program with struggling elementary students. Working one-on- one with...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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