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By Dan Lips As American students prepare to head back to school, parents should prepare for the imminent advertising blitz.
Vancouver Public Schools has reached a landmark, with half its elementary schools offering all-day kindergarten. Three programs require that parents pay; seven others offer the program for free. The state pays every district to educate its youngest students for half a day.
Chinese urban students will be free from tuition and other fees BEIJING, July 30 (Xinhua) -- China will make all urban students free from tuition and other incidental fees as of the coming Autumn term to promote the nine year compulsory education system, according to a State Council decision made Wednesday.
To the editor: It is nearly August and the large retail chains have lined the shelves with brand new crayons, five-subject notebooks and smooth- writing gel pens. Children will return to school soon. On Aug. 25, many parents will engage in a collective sigh of relief.
By ANGEL RIGGS See state aid figures for all the state's school districts Aid to Tulsa Public Schools, however, will remain the same.
By Arielle Levin Becker, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 24--Jennifer Jackson finally had good news for her daughter, Raeyah: Her new school, the much-anticipated Achievement First Hartford Academy, will open next month after all. The 10-year-old took it with an adult dose of skepticism.
By Jessica Schonberg, Enquirer-Herald, York, S.C. Jul. 21--John and Christina Davis are looking for something different from what local public schools offer. They don't bash the public schools.
Cue the applause for the Shelby County Commission for an effort launched by some members last week to rein in pay raises for top administrators at Shelby County Schools. The $56,000 hike for Superintendent of Schools Bobby Webb may be a contractual obligation.
- A trick or prank.