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2008-10-12 09:00:20

I have the education as a social worker and personally have experienced some the situations that parents have to deal with when it comes to their children and the school system.

2008-10-12 09:00:13

I am the best candidate for the Kempsville District School Board seat because over the past eight years as a School Board member I have been committed to providing and supporting a safe learning environment, an academically rigorous and relevant learning curriculum, opportunities for success beyond the standard program of study and high expectations for all students, teachers, and staff members.

2008-10-11 03:00:18

Last year, 77.4 percent of high school seniors across Virginia graduated on time and with a standard or an advanced diploma. At Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke, just 47.7 percent of its seniors did so. The rates released this week by the state Department of Education are not surprising.

2008-10-10 09:00:42

By ERNESTO PORTILLO JR Easing overcrowding at the high school and following state mandates on teaching non-English speaking students are two issues facing Sahuarita Unified School District voters who will elect three school board members in November.

2008-10-10 06:00:30

By Linh Tat By Linh Tat UNION CITY -- On Thursday, The Argus ran a story in which the four remaining candidates for the New Haven school board discussed their positions on the district's strategic plan and search for a new superintendent.

2008-10-09 21:00:31

By Katy Murphy Hundreds of people flooded the Oakland Technical High School auditorium in North Oakland on Wednesday night to urge the school board not to shut down more than a dozen schools just to save money. They didn't have to say a word.

2008-10-09 21:00:31

By Shelly Meron It's tough to find anyone in Albany who is happy to see current Albany School Board president Charlie Blanchard leaving his post.

2008-10-09 06:00:32

By Katy Murphy OAKLAND -- Hundreds of people flooded the Oakland Technical High School auditorium in North Oakland on Wednesday night to urge the school board not to shut down more than a dozen schools just to save money. They didn't have to say a word.

2008-10-08 03:00:22

By Josh Dulaney RIALTO - Hundreds of students will navigate new campuses next year as the school district seeks to reset its boundaries and balance enrollment in its middle and high schools. "More neighborhood schools is what we're trying to do," said Anna Ulibarri, director of facilities planning.

2008-10-06 15:00:32

By ANDREA ALEXANDER, STAFF WRITER WAYNE -- Teacher salaries are going up 4.5 percent in the current school year under the terms of a new contract recently ratified by the school board and teachers' union.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.