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2008-08-08 21:00:23

By Bea Smith TRIWAY DISTRICT -- Aug. 19 is the first day of school for students in kindergarten through sixth grade at Franklin Township School. School begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. New students should go to the school office as soon as possible to enroll. The office is open each weekday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. In order to register a new student, parents must provide the child's original birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization dates, legal custody documents and proof...

2008-08-07 15:00:46

Governor Corzine is best known for his efforts to put the state's finances in order and deal with its staggering debt. But his most lasting legacy may be felt in New Jersey's preschool classrooms. Corzine's expansion of state-funded preschool programs to reach all low-income children is nothing less than an educational milestone. The campaign for universal preschool is a national movement, and New Jersey is considered a model, thanks to its long-established full-day programs for 3- and...

2008-08-06 18:00:30

By Eric Frazier, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Aug. 6--When Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools start classes later this month, thousands of incoming kindergarten students will take the critical first step toward their high school diplomas. With that in mind, CMS and Child Care Resources Inc. on Wednesday unveiled a new video series aimed at helping parents, caregivers and teachers get kids ready for that milestone moment. The three-video series, called "Ready, Set, Go!" is presented in...

2008-08-05 03:00:39

A year ago, the Columbia County school board was exploring the possibility of scrapping its prekindergarten program for 4-year- olds in 2008-09. Instead, the school system will start the academic year with an additional pre-k class. Administrators recently learned that the state approved the system's application to expand its prekindergarten program, and a second pre-k class will be added at Grovetown Elementary School. "We identified that area because it served the population that...

2008-08-05 03:00:39

By Jennie Tal jennie.tal@roanoke.com 981-3269 Teaching isn't always just about pencils and lined paper, as Mount Pleasant Elementary School kindergarten teacher Martha Kelly can tell you. "A lot of times, especially in kindergarten, there are things that I like to do, that many teachers like to do, that are just extra," said Kelly, who was named a Virginia State Lottery super teacher in May. If she's doing her family's grocery shopping and knows that students are learning about the...

2008-08-04 15:00:00

By DANI MCCLAIN Enrollment in Milwaukee Head Start programs is expected to pick up this month, as parents scramble to get their 3- and 4-year-olds into the federally subsidized early childhood education program. About a third of the more than 4,000 spots citywide are still open, according to Head Start managers at Milwaukee Public Schools and the Social Development Commission, the two institutions that administer the program locally. Starting today, MPS will try to fill its remaining...

2008-08-04 03:00:32

By Dani McClain, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 4--Enrollment in Milwaukee Head Start programs is expected to pick up this month, as parents scramble to get their 3- and 4-year-olds into the federally subsidized early childhood education program. About a third of the more than 4,000 spots citywide are still open, according to Head Start managers at Milwaukee Public Schools and the Social Development Commission, the two institutions that administer the program locally. Starting today,...

2008-08-03 21:00:15

By Special to Banner, The Duncan Banner, Okla. Aug. 3--On Aug. 14, Duncan Elementary Schools will open their doors to parents and students alike as part of a new tradition shared by thousands of schools across America. Emerson, Horace Mann, Mark Twain, Plato, and Woodrow Wilson are participating in the First Day of School America Campaign, a family involvement program that was initiated in Bennington, Vt., in l997. This is the second year of what hopefully will become an annual event in...

2008-08-03 03:00:22

By Mark Agee, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Aug. 3--More special-education students will have the opportunity to go to mainstream preschools after a pilot program last year that officials say was a success. Six Hurst-Euless-Bedford district students, 3- and 4-year-olds, spent last year at the Red Apple School in Hurst. That program will continue in the fall, and another six will begin classes this fall at First United Methodist Church Euless Preschool and Kindergarten. "It was a...

2008-08-02 09:00:22

By Carole Brand, The Enterprise Ledger, Ala. Aug. 2--Coffee County Schools kindergartners received an advanced opportunity to meet teachers, school staff and principals in the annual Jumpstart program designed for students starting school. The Jumpstart program was Wednesday and Thursday at all county's elementary schools. At New Brockton Elementary School, principal Dale Kelley said 36 kindergartners were registered and attended the two-day program. "Right now, we've got three...


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