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2008-08-06 09:00:50

By Julie Hubbard, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Aug. 6--High School freshmen aren't the only ones who will need to step up their math game this school year. So will their teachers. The state rolls out its more advanced high school math curriculum -- Math I, II, III and IV -- starting this school year. It begins with ninth-graders taking Math I, and next year as sophomores Math II, and so on. Using a similar model used in Japan and Singapore, Georgia's new integrated math will have...

2008-07-30 12:01:06

By Julie Hubbard, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jul. 30--About 9,500 Bibb County public school students in 12 underperforming schools will have the option to transfer to a higher performing school in the district this fall. The number of students -- more than a third of the school system's total -- breaks a record. Last school year, 4,954 students were eligible for transfers, although just 280 students actually used the option. Still, it means that hundreds of students could switch schools...

2008-07-19 09:00:32

By Julie Hubbard, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jul. 19--The number of Bibb County eighth-graders who passed a harder state math exam jumped by more than 20 percentage points after a summer retest, school officials announced Friday. Fifty-eight percent of Bibb eighth-graders failed the math portion of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests after taking the exam the first time in April. After those who failed got tutoring in summer school and retook the exam last month, only 37 percent...

2008-07-15 09:01:16

By Julie Hubbard, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jul. 15--Twiggs County principals will be pulling out their dusty paddles when school resumes and using them when students act up. At least that's the school system's aim. The Twiggs County school board reinstated its corporal punishment policy this summer to allow students to be spanked to curb misbehavior. Some board members felt that in many cases, detention for students or a scolding wasn't working. "We had a policy but we weren't...

2007-05-17 15:04:21

By Julie Hubbard, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. May 17--Students at nine Bibb County schools will have new principals when the school year begins in August. There will be new leaders at six elementary schools, one high school and two speciality schools. Most of the vacancies are due to principals retiring, said Sylvia McGee, Bibb's deputy superintendent. "We had done a study of our principalship ranks about five years ago," she said. "So we knew to anticipate a number of retirements." It's...

2006-11-07 15:00:55

By Julie Hubbard and Oby Brown, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Nov. 7--Stratford Academy's board of trustees has fired its headmaster, David Wahl, school officials said Monday night. "This action was taken due to irregularities related to Wahl's expense reports," a statement released by the private school said. No other details were released. "All I can tell you is that it was caught very quickly," Sarah Harris, the board's chairwoman, said without elaborating. "We were very fortunate."...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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