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2008-09-26 21:00:25

By Madhu Krishnamurthy mkrishnamurthy@@dailyherald.com Though Charles Quentin Elementary School's Paw Pride carries on, the Lake Zurich district school will cease to exist after next school year. After several meetings over the course of many months, the Lake Zurich Unit District 95 school board voted unanimously Thursday night to close the school at 21250 W. Shirley Road, Palatine, at the end of the 2008-09 academic year. The school's roughly 373 students in kindergarten through...

2008-09-26 00:00:28

By Richard Gazarik The Hempfield Area School Board plans to hold a public forum next month in an attempt to clear the air about its differences with the Hempfield Area Education Association. Board President John Henry said he asked for the meeting, which will be held Oct. 22 at the high school. "I have asked for it to dispel rumors or whatever you want to call it," Henry said. "I want to have better communication and foster a positive relationship (with the public and union)." Joe...

2008-09-25 15:00:00

By MERRY FIRSCHEIN, STAFF WRITER FORT LEE -- New Superintendent Raymond Bandlow wants to involve everyone -- school board members, educators, administrators, and parents -- in educating the district's children. Bandlow, who started work on Aug. 25, comes to Fort Lee from the Hillside district in Union County. He has a master's degree in history and a doctorate in school leadership from the University of Michigan. He served as a project manager for Leadership and Assistance for Science...

2008-09-25 09:00:00

By Becky Orr proponents of a local classical academy plan to re-apply soon. By Becky Orr borr@wyomingnews.com CHEYENNE - Charter school supporters here hope to talk to members of the school board about their application earlier in the process this time. Officials with the proposed Cheyenne Classical Academy will soon re-apply to the Laramie County School District 1 trustees to start a charter school. They applied last year, but the school board rejected their proposal. Charter...

2008-09-24 21:00:25

By PAUL LOCHER By PAUL LOCHER Staff Writer ORRVILLE DISTRICT -- The school board recently approved $420,600 in alternate upgrades for the new elementary school, which had its official groundbreaking Thursday. The alternates included the addition of a 48-vehicle parking lot and lighting, grading out the northeast portion of the property, a cupola for on top of the media center, roof gables, cast stone accents, gypsum soffits, a wooden gymnasium floor, a gym divider, stage wall and...

2008-09-23 15:00:28

By ALAN J. BORSUK A chancellor who would coordinate all the schools in town, including private schools and universities? Clamping down on busing of Milwaukee Public Schools students, high salaries in the central office and other high-cost items? Creating new programs to get disruptive students out of classrooms? Ideas were flying Monday as the spotlight continued to shine on MPS and its financial problems. In its specifics, the proposal endorsed by School Board members on a 6-3 vote...

2008-09-20 12:00:45

By Miranda C.R. White REDLANDS - Principals, school board members and PTA presidents got together Thursday at the Redlands Council PTA's "Go Green" brunch. The event served as the fall kickoff principal brunch and the district PTA board meeting. Karen Grozak, hospitality chairman for the Redlands Council PTA, said the brunch was also a chance for the PTA presidents to meet with Redlands Unified School District Superintendent Lori Rhodes. For the brunch, the school board room was...

2008-09-19 21:00:29

By ELISABETH HULETTE Staff Writer The school board yesterday gave a preliminary thumbs-up to a construction budget that's now $79 million higher than what was spent this year. "This is a need, and we're supposed to state the true need," said board member Eugene Peterson. But county officials maintain they won't be able to fund a $218 million budget. Budget Officer John Hammond said the county planned on spending $100 million - less than half the board's request. "There was no way...

2008-09-18 18:00:42

By JANESE HEAVIN A discussion about what children should be learning in math class this morning sparked concerns over whether Columbia Board of Education members have enough faith in the educators who select and implement curricula. "I feel as if my integrity, my professionalism, my knowledge and my ethics are being challenged," Grant Elementary curriculum coach Gale Underwood told board members. Underwood joined more than 50 educators and parents at the school board's morning workshop,...

2008-09-18 15:00:30

By FM WIGGINS PETERSBURG -- The School Board last night heard the latest information on successes of the new summer school and changes to the school system's uniform regulations. Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Alvera Parrish told the School Board that most of the students in the elementary and middle school grades who were enrolled in summer school passed. At the elementary school level, 90 percent of the 71 students enrolled in summer school passed and only 10 percent were...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'