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2008-08-12 15:00:54

By Andrea Schoellkopf Journal Staff Writer Albuquerque Public Schools plans to increase student proficiency by 9 percent over the next three years, under new goals approved by the school board. Some of the goals announced by Superintendent Winston Brooks last week have already been done, such as the return to a centralized administration. The goals were based on comments given in community forums when the board was conducting its superintendent search last year. Brooks also met...

2008-08-08 15:00:47

By JAMES YOO, STAFF WRITER BUTLER The school board on Thursday evening chose Essex County educator Mario D. Cardinale as the school district's new superintendent. The 53-year-old Cardinale, who heads the West Essex Regional School District, will start on or before Nov. 1. He was on hand as the board appointed him in a 9-0 vote. "What I do know about [Butler] makes me very glad about being here and makes me feel this is the place I want to be a part of," the Caldwell resident said...

2008-08-07 21:00:25

By HOWARD BUCK Hockinson school Superintendent Delcine Mesa-Johnson is on the way out. But not for another 11 months, under a separation settlement reached and signed by the school board last week, the details of which remain unavailable. As of Aug. 15, Mesa-Johnson will be reassigned as "superintendent on special assignments" and will work from her home, she said Saturday. Duties include negotiating a new teachers' contract and overseeing wetlands mitigation on district property, she...

2008-08-07 06:00:37

By The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Aug. 7--RALEIGH -- The Wake County school board has demoted the suspended principal of Knightdale Elementary School. Michael S. Williams, 36, will become an assistant principal at Wakefield High School in North Raleigh. School officials say Williams, who has been suspended with pay since July 14, had asked to be reassigned. Retired Principal Judy Dudley will become Knightdale Elementary's interim principal. School officials won't say why...

2008-08-07 00:00:25

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com A committee of Boonville Junior High School students, parents, teachers and others will spend the upcoming school year seeking opinions about a uniform-style dress code. Warrick County School Board members on Monday voted 6-0 to authorize Superintendent Brad Schneider to appoint the committee, which will report back to the superintendent and School Board. Schneider and board members said Monday that...

2008-08-06 21:00:29

By Jimmie Covington The design for two new DeSoto County elementary schools keeps a large circular core area but converts the space to functional uses at a cost savings, planners told school board members this week. Architect Gary Bailey said the county's elementary schools built in recent years have followed a prototype featuring a large open rotunda with classroom wings running outward. Plans for the new Lewisburg primary school and DeSoto Central area elementary school place the...

2008-08-06 18:00:30

By JANESE HEAVIN The Columbia Board of Education could announce an interim superintendent as soon as Friday with the goal of having that person begin duties next week. The school board meets at 6 p.m. today to discuss potential candidates to replace Superintendent Phyllis Chase for one school year. During that time, the district will conduct a search for a permanent replacement. Board President Michelle Gadbois said today she anticipates the board will announce an interim superintendent...

2008-08-06 15:00:46

By Jenel Few, Savannah Morning News, Ga. Aug. 6--Montessori Charter School organizer David Lerch will need a few more days to finish his school board assignment. Lerch was supposed to be able to report that portable classroom buildings were up and ready to open on the first day of school and hand the Savannah-Chatham school board a certificate of occupancy today. But after contractors rallied to meet all of the school board's construction deadlines, county inspectors discovered...

2008-08-05 15:00:52

By Linda Borg PROVIDENCE -- While Tom Brady has been busy meeting the public, former Supt. Donnie Evans has been working quietly from an office at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. "My commitment for the remainder of my contract was to help with the transition," Evans said Friday, "and that's what I've been doing." Evans said he has just put the finishing touches on a report to the School Board that summarizes everything that the district has accomplished...

2008-08-05 12:00:55

By Emily Banks, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. Aug. 5--Eau Claire students will be able to graduate with as few as 16 credits -- with approval from both public high schools' principals -- after the school board approved the change to graduation requirements Monday night. Students typically are required to have 22 credits to graduate. The proposal came before the board at a previous meeting and lacked support from board members, but it passed unanimously Monday. The new...


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