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2008-07-25 15:00:58

By Alysa Landry, The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M. Jul. 25--BLOOMFIELD -- The school year at Dzilth-na-o-dith-hle Community School may begin with vacancies in two of the top three administrative positions. Principal Rose Woody was dismissed last week following direction from the school board, and Executive Director Gary Jackson resigned in June. Classes at the community grant school begin Aug. 20. Board member Irene Betoni refused to comment, but the board issued a letter...

2008-07-25 15:00:54

By Julian Emerson, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. Jul. 25--Former Eau Claire school district Superintendent Bill Klaus reportedly has cleaned out his Northstar Middle School principal's office, but whether he's leaving the district remains uncertain. Klaus and the school board are scheduled to meet Monday, at which time he and the board could reach agreement on his employment status and bring an end to the three-month board investigation into issues involving Klaus' contract....

2008-07-25 12:01:05

By Anna Kurth, The Daily Telegram, Superior, Wis. Jul. 24--Superior school district may eliminate class rank. A committee of administrators, parents, school board members and students is making a recommendation to the board's curriculum committee to do away with the ranking system and weighted grades starting with the class of 2011 to lessen competition between the districts' top performing students. Their recommendation includes a Laude honors recognition system for students...

2008-07-25 09:01:08

By ANDREA EGER The controversial TAC will see a cap on enrollment, new guidelines and more student assessment. Fallout over failings at the Tulsa Academic Center may have cost Superintendent Michael Zolkoski his job, but the program he brought to town will endure with some modifications. District administrators and legal advisers have developed a new review process for students who are referred to TAC, placed new restrictions on enrollment to prevent the overcrowding and chaotic rate...

2008-07-25 09:01:08

By Peter Simon, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 25--Buffalo's deeply-troubled alternative school should be closed if it doesn't improve dramatically, the chancellor of the State Board of Regents said Thursday. "The School Board should put the school on probation, monitor it closely and close it if it doesn't improve," Robert M. Bennett said. "I would take a very close look at it at the end of December." Bennett's comments followed the release of a state Education Department report that...

2008-07-25 00:00:39

By Tara Hettinger, The Evening News and the Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind. Jul. 24--HENRYVILLE -- Miles away and tucked inside The Wooded Glen Retreat Center, the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corp. board sat around a large table surrounded by windows and trees Wednesday to talk about ways to improve the corporation. The peaceful location was chosen to be the site for this year's two-day retreat, where the members talked about how the board operates, reviewed last year's...

2008-07-24 18:00:52

This is the latest in a series of information packages on candidates in the upcoming primary and general election. The primary election is Aug. 26. Early voting is 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Aug. 11-23, at the following locations: Supervisor of Elections Main Office, 1417-1 S. Orange Ave., Green Cove Springs; Fleming Island Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., Orange Park; and elections office branches at 1518 Park Ave., Orange Park; 3245 Bear Run Blvd., Middleburg and 275 South...

2008-07-24 18:00:52

By Ana Ribeiro, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Jul. 23--BOLIVIA -- If you're a teacher in Brunswick County Schools, you could get a supplement raise in the upcoming school year. The county school board began discussing Tuesday the proposed pay supplement schedule for 2008-09, which would give teachers $300 more than the 2007-08 schedule. Based on years of experience and type of degree, teachers' supplements would run between $2,100 and $3,500, to be paid half in October and the other...

2008-07-24 03:00:52

By Karen Roebuck, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 24--Woodland Hills School District's most recent state test scores plummeted again, the new superintendent said this week, pushing the district a step closer to a possible state takeover. Only one district school, Edgewood Primary, met Adequate Yearly Progress standards mandated under No Child Left Behind during the past school year -- down from three schools a year ago, according to Superintendent Walter Calinger, who took over the...

2008-07-23 03:00:51

For five years, consumers will pay a sales tax with every purchase in Richmond County to build schools that, according to an external audit and the school board's former planner, aren't needed. School board members now want to know whether they are obligated to deliver on the $230 million in projects promised to voters in a November 2006 referendum. The reconsideration follows the audit's recommendations that schools be closed because of years of declining enrollment and projections...