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2008-08-30 09:00:54

By HATTIE BROWN GARROW By Hattie Brown Garrow The Virginian-Pilot SUFFOLK Confronted with slowing growth and changing needs, the city's school division plans to re-evaluate its 10-year capital improvements plan . The School Board will appoint a committee to lead the way. Board members have already decided on the replacement of Southwestern Elementary School and the renovation of Robertson Elementary School as top building priorities. Other projects could be changed, pushed back or...

2008-08-29 09:00:37

By HATTIE BROWN GARROW By Hattie Brown Garrow The Virginian-Pilot SUFFOLK Susan Bateman's karate students "looked forward to" an endurance technique requiring the pupils to go into a pushup position and take as many "taps" to the abdomen as they could stand. That's what Bateman told Circuit Court Judge Westbrook Parker on Thursday during her four-hour trial . The instructor, a third- degree black belt, was accused of kicking an 11-year-old more than 200 times during a Nov. 7...

2008-08-28 09:01:05

In fall 2006, Suffolk had 1,366 ninth-graders. The next year there were 1,078 sophomores, a 21 percent decline . By Hattie Brown Garrow The Virginian-Pilot SUFFOLk In one classroom, teacher Mary Highsmith told a crop of rising ninth-graders to review their notes frequently and keep an organized binder. Elsewhere, LaToya Jackson asked another group of students to think about how they spend their time. The school year was almost three weeks away that morning, but about half of...

2008-08-10 09:00:26

By HATTIE BROWN GARROW By Hattie Brown Garrow The Virginian-Pilot SUFFOLK Last school year, students with behavioral problems eventually found themselves at the nighttime alternative school . Come fall, those with less serious offenses - including defiance, fighting and theft - will end up in more traditional classrooms. Turlington Woods School will serve those minor offenders as part of the division's effort to move alternative students to a day program. Until now,...

2008-08-02 09:00:22

By HATTIE BROWN GARROW By Hattie Brown Garrow The Virginian-Pilot In Hidalgo County, N.M., school bus rides can last more than an hour one way. That's a lot of diesel fuel. About 260 students attend Animas Public Schools, one of two districts in the rural county where warm-weather temperatures often rise above 80 degrees during the school year. That's a lot of air conditioning. To save some money, Animas switched to a four-day school week more than a decade ago, said...

2008-07-29 09:01:04

By HATTIE BROWN GARROW By Hattie Brown Garrow The Virginian-Pilot Though a sunny summer day beckoned, more than two dozen teenagers sat in a dim room last week watching a slide show about Old Dominion University. They learned about the school's history, its majors, the application process and tuition. A walking tour followed. The oldest of the bunch won't graduate from high school for another two years. But that was no big deal for these teens, members of Paul D. Camp Community...

2008-07-19 09:00:32

Students have not returned or paid for at least $180,000 in textbooks used this past school year in Suffolk schools. By Hattie Brown Garrow The Virginian-Pilot SUFFOLK As the cost of damaged and missing textbooks mounts, Suffolk school officials are trying to crack down on offenders. The division is waiting for students to return or pay for about $180,000 worth of textbooks issued this past school year. That amount could rise as schools continue to submit their inventory lists....

2008-07-19 03:00:30

By Hattie Brown Garrow, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 19--SUFFOLK -- As the cost of damaged and missing textbooks mounts, Suffolk school officials are trying to crack down on offenders. The division is waiting for students to return or pay for about $180,000 worth of textbooks issued this past school year. That amount could rise as schools continue to submit their inventory lists. Other local divisions are also in the process of tallying lost and damaged textbooks. At the...

2008-07-11 09:00:55

By HATTIE BROWN GARROW By Hattie Brown Garrow The Virginian-Pilot SUFFOLK Every Suffolk school is expected to be fully accredited by the state come fall, administrators said Thursday. That's an improvement over last year, when John F. Kennedy and King's Fork middle schools failed to meet benchmarks on math Standards of Learning tests. Superintendent Milton Liverman said the division received this spring's raw SOL scores in English, history, math and science about a week ago. The...

2008-07-10 09:00:42

By HATTIE BROWN GARROW By Hattie Brown Garrow The Virginian-Pilot SUFFOLK Mud is the latest challenge facing firefighters battling a 4,664- acre blaze in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Five days of rain have cooled the swamp's surface but worsened the muddy conditions that have kept some vehicles from reaching the site, said Annaleasa Winter, a spokeswoman for the Florida Interagency Incident Management Gold Team. Crews are using rock...


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