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2008-07-21 18:00:39

By ELISABETH HULETTE Staff Writer Something happens to county students between elementary and middle school. It was reflected in the state test scores released earlier this week: They do well in elementary school, but scores drop off when they hit middle school. Rivers of ink have been spilled into that achievement gap. Experts offer a slew of explanations: schools don't prepare students for the upper grades; middle school is viewed as a holding pen between elementary and high...

2008-07-21 06:00:00

By Kris Sherman, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jul. 21--Ask a kid his or her favorite subject in elementary school and the answer is often the same. "Recess," they'll proclaim with resounding enthusiasm. But it's become an increasingly endangered rite of kidship in the high-standards, No Child Left Behind world. Eight Tacoma elementary schools often have a scheduled play time outside the traditional lunch-and-recess break, but there's no consistency to the practice, a district...

2008-07-21 03:00:37

By Proffitt, Emily Spokane Valley-based T.W. Clark Construction LLC has started work on an $11 million elementary school in Moses Lake. The company began building the 48,000-square-foot elementary school earlier this month, says project manager Scott Roundtree. The school will include 21 classrooms, a gymnasium, multipurpose room, cafeteria, library, and staff of fices, he says. The Moses Lake School District needs the new elementary school to accommodate the area's growing population, he...

2008-07-14 21:00:27

By Justin Kmitch jkmitch@@dailyherald.com Indian Prairie Unit District 204 officials say they're confident the boundary recommendations they'll present to the school board next week will "stand the test of time." Superintendent Stephen Daeschner and Deputy Superintendent Kathryn Birkett unveiled their plan Tuesday, calling it "balanced" and one that "ensures every student receives a quality education and programs." The proposal affects attendance boundaries at the high school, middle...

2008-07-10 18:00:41

By TIM LANDIS NEW BERLIN - Wind energy could help light classrooms when an elementary school addition is completed next summer in New Berlin. The district is thinking about joining a short but growing list of school districts that have turned to wind turbines to supply a portion of their power needs as the cost of traditional energy sources continues to soar. "If it's at all feasible, this is what we'd like to do. We're looking at a medium-sized turbine," Superintendent Valerie Carr said...

2008-07-08 15:00:46

By Donna M. Perry WELD - A public forum to discuss how the town can educate its children at reasonable cost is scheduled for Tuesday, July 15. Residents are faced with a decision to close the elementary school that serves students in grades kindergarten through six. With only 13 students projected to attend the elementary school in the fall, SAD 9's board has voted to go through the process of closing the school. However, voters in Weld will make the final decision on Tuesday, Aug....

2008-07-03 15:00:34

By Linda Borg; Colin Grimsey Colin Grimsey has been a history teacher, an education consultant and most recently, a principal, in Fall River. PROVIDENCE -- Colin Grimsey, an elementary school principal from Fall River, is the new principal of Vartan Gregorian Elementary School, one of the city's success stories. Grimsey, who is 41, married and lives on the East Side, has had a rather unorthodox teaching career. After graduating from Connecticut College, he took a job with a tiny...

2008-07-02 06:00:52

By Liu, Fuchang This study investigated the impact of online discussion of anxiety towards teaching mathematics (ATTM) on elementary teacher candidates' ATTM. Participants (N = 39) in elementary mathematics methods classes completed Anxiety Towards Teaching Mathematics Questionnaire immediately before and after 8 weeks of online discussion of ATTM. It was found that online discussion of ATTM significantly reduced participants' self reported anxiety caused by the conception that mathematics...

2008-07-01 06:00:41

By Wimer, Christopher Simpkins, Sandra D; Dearing, Eric; Bouffard, Suzanne M; Caronongan, Pia; Weiss, Heather B Youth out-of-school time (OST) programs and activities can provide developmental benefits for participating youth. Yet little research has examined the contextual predictors of youth OST participation. To address this issue, we examined a collection of child-, family-, school-, and neighborhood-level characteristics as predictors of OST participation using data from the Panel...

2008-06-25 15:02:58

By Bryan McKenzie, The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va. Jun. 25--St. Anne's-Belfield School officials believe combining middle and elementary school students into a new building would benefit younger students while allowing the expansion of arts and science programs at the high school. Officials have contracted with Bowie-Gridley Archi-tects to design a new 90,000-square-foot facility on the existing elementary school site. The building is expected to cost as much as $30 million....


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