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2008-07-30 06:00:43

By Eric Hrin, The Daily Review, Towanda, Pa. Jul. 30--The Canton Area School Board heard an update recently on its effort to try to annex the elementary school property into the borough. Earlier, district Superintendent Jeff Johnston said the annexation would help out the district with police coverage. Borough police cover the high school since it's in Canton Borough; however, state police are used for the elementary school since it's in Canton Township. The land concerned is about 14...

2008-07-29 15:01:04

By Howard Buck, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 29--No. 2 is the new No. 1 at the Hockinson School District for the next several weeks, and perhaps longer. The district announced Monday that Assistant Superintendent Maggie Bates is now "acting superintendent designee" while Superintendent Delcine Mesa-Johnson is traveling in China with high school band members. The school board has inked a separation agreement with Mesa-Johnson that reassigns her as "superintendent on special...

2008-07-29 15:01:04

By Linda Borg PROVIDENCE -- The School Board voted to appoint Tom Brady as school superintendent last night, two weeks after he formally began his job and more than three months after the board appointed him superintendent during a closed-door session. After the meeting, School Board President Mary McClure called the vote a formality and said that the board always votes to appoint a superintendent in public session. She did not explain why the public vote occurred months after the...

2008-07-29 12:01:08

By Marc Freeman, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 29--Facing career-threatening misconduct allegations, a veteran Palm Beach County principal denied the charges and vowed to battle her accusers "to the end," according to statements released Monday. The case against Gwendolyn Johnson comes before the School Board on Wednesday, when it will consider suspending the former leader of Independence Middle School in Jupiter for 20 days without pay. If approved, the 20-day suspension without...

2008-07-29 09:01:04

By Dustin Pangonis, Republican & Herald, Pottsville, Pa. Jul. 29--MINERSVILLE -- A reallocation of tax funds from the Highridge Business Park that will give the Minersville Area School District a gain of $158,410 in funds was recorded at Monday night's school board meeting. The school board recorded action by the Schuylkill Economic Development Corp. allowing the Minersville Area School District to keep 50 percent of its tax funds from the business park and pay 50 percent back in, an...

2008-07-28 18:00:36

By Sadia Latifi, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 26--Students attending any of Chapel Hill-Carrboro's three high schools next year will have a little less to accomplish before graduation. The school board voted Thursday night to reduce mandatory community service for students, halving the graduation requirement from 50 to 25 hours. The change came in response to a state-mandated graduation project that took effect for juniors and seniors this year. Board members said...

2008-07-28 18:00:35

By Janet Adkins The recent proposed reductions in the School Board budget have raised a number of questions and concerns among parents, school employees and taxpayers. As a member of the School Board, I have found it helpful to do some research and explain the details in "plain language" as opposed to the technical terms frequently used in government. In education, there are lots of numbers such as "per student allocation,""weighted full-time equivalent," and many others. So many times,...

2008-07-28 15:00:53

By Britt Combs, The McDowell News, Marion, N.C. Jul. 28--The School Board will consider another option for the school construction dilemma. Superintendent Dr. Ira Trollinger presented another possible solution. He suggested the board consider building a magnet school. Last year, the board decided, in keeping with the state and national trend, to change from a junior high to a middle school structure. This would necessitate moving the ninth grade to the high school. Last year, the...

2008-07-28 12:00:57

By ANDREA EGER Plans to locate a new alternative school for students with substance abuse problems in the annex building behind Bell Elementary School have been called off amid opposition by city councilors and nearby residents, officials said Tuesday. A community meeting that had been set for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Bell Annex, 209 S. Lakewood Ave., has been canceled, said Tami Marler, spokeswoman for Tulsa Public Schools. "Superintendent Zolkoski, board members and district...

2008-07-28 09:01:26

By LAUREN ROTH By Lauren Roth The Virginian-Pilot Virginia Beach After two years of quiet planning, the superintendent of schools has unveiled his vision. Jim Merrill wants to overhaul teaching and focus on critical thinking instead of test preparation. For the past decade, the state's public schools have adjusted teaching to fit Standards of Learning tests, the yardstick used to measure school performance. "You could pass SOLs and still fail a kid," Merrill said. His new...


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