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2009-03-06 09:47:00

EVANSVILLE, Ind., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction has already begun on three landmark athletic fields in Evansville, Indiana that will be resurfaced by Sprinturf this spring. The Sprinturf fields mean better footing for local athletes and a better standing in the community for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) which will make the fields more accessible. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090306/PH80027 ) (Logo:...

2008-10-10 00:00:30

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. is considering land on the east side of U.S. 41, between Baseline and Inglefield roads, for its proposed new North Side high school and middle school. Superintendent Vincent Bertram said Friday that at least one other property, which he declined to identify, also remains a possibility for the schools. No land for the two schools has been purchased. Bertram said...

2008-10-04 00:00:23

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Scott Elementary School and Signature School are among 179 Indiana public schools bestowed with the Indiana Department of Education's highest honor for 2007. Many other schools in the region, including three in Posey County, three in Gibson County and two in Warrick County, also were honored. Four Star School Awards honor excellence on both attendance rates and performance on ISTEP. To be recognized,...

2008-09-25 00:00:26

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. could begin its planned expansion of preschool offerings as early as the 2009-10 school year, Superintendent Vincent Bertram told the School Board on Monday. Early childhood education is a staple of a strategic plan Bertram has written for the school system. A $149 million bond issue funding the plan's major construction projects, such as two new North Side schools,...

2008-09-12 00:00:23

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer martinj@courierpress.com or 464-7594 Evansville's public school chief argued passionately Tuesday for his strategic plan before a friendly audience of businesspeople and other professionals. After Vincent Bertram's speech to the Downtown Rotary Club, University of Southern Indiana President H. Ray Hoops rose from his seat and told club members that "nothing's more important to our community in the next few years than getting this referendum...

2008-09-06 00:00:23

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Every school day prepares a child for what lies ahead, speakers said at Thursday's kickoff of Attendance Awareness Month in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. Poor school attendance causes a child to fall behind quickly, Superintendent Vincent Bertram said during Thursday morning's event at Daniel Wertz Elementary School. "Every day we learn new things, exciting things, and when we aren't in school...

2008-09-05 00:00:22

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Supporters and opponents of a construction bond issue for Evansville's public schools are promising aggressive fall campaigns to draw voters' attention from the glut of federal, state and local government elections. Those backing the Nov. 4 referendum say the plans address student academic achievement, equity among school facilities and population shifts that have left some schools overcrowded. An...

2008-08-30 09:00:54

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com This year's overall SAT scores at Signature School were the third- highest in Indiana. Signature had the state's highest score on the reading and writing sections of the test, and the third-highest in math. The charter school's overall average score of 1,815 trailed only the Indiana Academy of Science, Math and Humanities, which is at Ball State University in Muncie, and West Lafayette Junior-Senior...


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