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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. I know the community as a whole, which has been instrumental in allowing me to establish an open dialogue across racial barriers. My experience of eight years serving on the Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Board of Commissioners has given me an understanding of policies and procedures, and I have the ability to get...

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. As a member of the governance team, which includes all board members and the superintendent, I...

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. Yet, they are still stunning. There couldn't be a teacher, parent, administrator, school board member or city taxpayer who didn't, at least momentarily, feel a mixture of anger, pessimism and, yes,...

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. The district is considering a solution to overcrowded Sahuarita High School, which has an enrollment of more than 1,400 students, though it is designed for only 1,200. One idea is to spend $4 million in voter-approved bonds to build a...

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. Today, the candidates talk about campus closures, busing and safety. The four people running for the three seats are Jonas Dino, a two- time trustee; Kevin Harper, board president; Michelle Matthews, an active school site council parent; and Karen...

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. From his seat on the stage -- aptly, under a bright spotlight -- school board President David Kakishiba announced that what they feared would not happen. "It's simply not the case that we'll be closing schools on a big scale tonight or in the...

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. But after more than four years on the school board, Blanchard announced this past summer that he would not be running again, now that both of his children have graduated from the Albany school system. "It's time to make room for new people with some fresh ideas. I think it's appropriate for people who have kids in the school to serve on the...

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. From his seat on the stage -- aptly, under a bright spotlight -- school board President David Kakishiba announced that what they feared would not happen. "It's simply not the case that we'll be closing schools on a big scale tonight or...

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. Ulibarri will go before the Rialto Unified school board this evening to unveil proposed school boundary changes affecting the district's five middle schools and three high schools. Rialto...

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. The new contract also makes changes to the educational duties of the union president to allow more time to handle personnel matters without affecting students' class time. As a result, his salary will be split between the district and state union. The salary increase for teachers is...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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