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2008-08-01 03:00:29

By Liset Marquez UPLAND - Despite their efforts to keep it alive, officials at Pacific Christian School have elected not to reopen the tiny private institution. Last month, the school board reaffirmed its vote to keep the school closed after officials were unable to secure enough funding and enrollment to open for this academic year. "I understand the board's decision 100 percent. We agreed we wouldn't open if we could not sustain an entire year," said Janine Glenn, a mother and...

2008-08-01 00:13:23

By Linda Davis Some highlights of the district goals include continuing to improve the math program, and the K-12 language arts program. Early intervention to avert roadblocks to learning and the use of technology in classrooms are also priorities. Other goals include monitoring student issues (behavior, substance abuse, and stress) that warrant attention, improving the nutrition programs at the elementary and secondary schools and supporting green efforts throughout the school...

2008-07-31 21:00:32

By Jonathan Cribbs, The Beaufort Gazette, S.C. Jul. 31--The Beaufort County School District has scheduled the first meeting of a committee charged with recommending one calendar for all schools, even as the district continues to search for members, a district official said. The first meeting will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at Robert Smalls Middle School, said John Williams, a district spokesman. The meeting was changed from Aug. 12 after district officials realized it conflicted with a town...

2008-07-31 18:00:41

By Andrea Osmun, Eagle Times, Claremont, N.H. Jul. 31--CLAREMONT -- The school reinvestment committee is coming closer and closer to deciding the fate of Stevens High School. The school board hired an architect to look at the high school's structure, said Ann Cuadrado, chair of the committee's outreach panel. All the elementary schools had been studied, but the high school had not been. The architect attended two of the committee's meetings and said Stevens High School could be...

2008-07-31 12:00:55

By Justin Vick, Independent Tribune, Concord, N.C. Jul. 30--Longtime child care advocate Anne Laukaitis is running for the Cabarrus County Board of Education, making this year's school board ballot the largest in the last decade. Laukaitis, 68, said her interests in public education include the high school dropout rate, early remediation for children with learning disabilities and early education. She will retire at the end of September as executive director of the Cabarrus County...

2008-07-31 09:01:10

By Rachana Dixit, The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va. Jul. 31--Health education is about to become more comprehensive in Charlottesville schools. City schools will be using new textbooks for physical, health and family life education after the School Board unanimously approved them during its meeting last week, lauding the texts' comprehensive nature in examining the meaning of good health. Three books will be incorporated into the curriculum this fall -- one each for seventh and...

2008-07-31 03:00:37

By Kathy Bushouse, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 31--Use a fake address to put your child into another school, and you could land behind bars.With budgets tighter and many suburban schools crowded to capacity, Broward County School District officials hope the threat of prison time will dissuade parents from using false addresses to enroll their children at schools outside their neighborhood. It's always been against district policy, and against Florida law, to use a false address to...

2008-07-30 21:00:32

By Ann DeMatteo By Ann DeMatteo Assistant Metro Editor School officials in Hamden and North Haven are continuing their quest to root out students whose parents don't pay taxes to the town. In Hamden, parents or guardians have until Aug. 15 to return an "affidavit in support of student residency" to prove that their children actually live in Hamden. The affidavit must be signed in the presence of a witness and returned to the school board at 60 Putnam Ave. in the stamped envelope...

2008-07-30 21:00:32

By Helen Bennett Harvey By Brian McCready Milford Bureau Chief MILFORD -- Board of Education Chairman David Hourigan, D-4, personally opposes a proposed policy requiring students to pass a Breathalyzer test before they can enter after-school social and sporting events. But Hourigan does support the administration's plan to use Breathalyzers for those students who appear to be intoxicated. "I don't think we need to go there," Hourigan said of testing all students. At Monday's school...

2008-07-30 21:00:32

By Will Sullivan, Picayune Item, Miss. Jul. 30--PICAYUNE -- The Picayune school board thanked a representative of World Vision, which has been at the Picayune schools for the past two days handing out new backpacks and school supplies to students in kindergarten through 8th grade. The organization also will provide supplies for high school students later and will open up its warehouse to teachers for yet more supplies. The organization also will be in Poplarville next month to provide...


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