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2008-09-11 18:00:30

By BRANDON LARRABEE ATLANTA - A sweeping report on local school boards released Wednesday recommends imposing statewide standards on candidates and empowering the state Board of Education to remove local board members who aren't doing their jobs.

2008-09-11 15:00:33

A proposal by a Saco legislator to give local schools the flexibility to schedule four-day weeks has the makings of a good idea even if the details change. Democratic Sen.

2008-09-09 15:00:34

By Linh Tat UNION CITY -- New Haven school board trustees have named David Pava, a product of the school district and one of its employees for the past 31 years, as interim superintendent. The board continues to search for a permanent schools chief, a job it hopes to have done by mid-October.

2008-09-09 15:00:34

By ALAN J. BORSUK and DANI MCCLAIN With the announcement of a $1 million grant from the Waukesha- based Kern Family Foundation on Monday, Teach for America stands on the brink of opening operations here, with the goal of putting 30 teachers in Milwaukee Public Schools classrooms by next fall.

2008-09-09 15:00:34

By Linda Borg PROVIDENCE -- Classical High School has a new principal, Scott D. Barr, a former Classical High School social studies teacher and brother of former Lincoln state Rep. John Barr. Barr takes over the helm from Cheryl Gomes, who retired this summer.

2008-09-08 09:00:40

By Linh Tat UNION CITY -- The New Haven school board has called an emergency meeting for tonight to discuss naming an interim superintendent to replace outgoing schools chief Pat Jaurequi, who over the weekend accepted a position with another district.

2008-09-08 09:00:40

By Rowena Coetsee Antioch Unified School District trustees are among a handful of school boards around the country about to start two years of training in how to do their job more effectively.

2008-09-08 00:00:24

News You can use Dubuque polling hours Tuesday are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. For voting hours in other counties and polling sites go to THonline/elections08 If there was any doubt that local residents care about what's happening in public schools, this year disposed of that doubt.

2008-09-05 18:00:22

By ELISABETH HULETTE Staff Writer School board members yesterday praised a new middle school schedule proposal and expressed relief that the troublesome issue finally appears to be solved. "They really hit the nail on the head," said Collin Wojciechowski, the student member on the board.

2008-09-05 00:00:22

By George B. Sanchez Nearly 700,000 students head back to Los Angeles Unified classrooms today, and tens of thousands of them will no longer suffer through chaotic, year-round schedules thanks to the district's massive ongoing construction program.


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'.