Latest School Board Stories

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.

2008-09-04 18:00:26

By DAN SCANLAN To some, he's the guy who lives off Marbon Road in Mandarin. Others remember Tommy Hazouri as a former Jacksonville mayor. Now the 63-year-old former state legislator and mayor has a new position - re-elected Duval County School Board member for Mandarin and parts of the Westside.

2008-09-04 15:00:28

By FM WIGGINS PETERSBURG -- Improvements in Adequate Yearly Progress scores were the topic at last night's School Board meeting. "We're not where we need to be, but we're not where we were either," Superintendent Dr. James Victory said.

2008-09-03 03:00:20

By Laurence Hammack and Mason Adams The Roanoke Times l aurence.hammack@roanoke.com 981-3239 m ason.adams@roanoke.com 981- 3253 A Roanoke judge is being asked to decide the latest dispute arising from the controversial closing of Forest Park Elementary School.

2008-09-02 21:00:00

By Paul Westmoore NIAGARA FALLS -- Niagara County's 10 public school districts will open their doors to some 30,463 children this week and spend more than $505.6 million during the 2008-09 school year to educate them.

2008-09-02 18:00:24

By Katy Murphy OAKLAND -- Roberta Mayor, Oakland's interim schools superintendent, started her second official day on the job as most newcomers to a city might. She took a tour.

2008-09-01 00:08:10

By stacey becker Lesley Stephens Age: 64. Occupation: Retired principal of Bryant Elementary School, now a volunteer at The Finley Hospital's Babka Center. Family: Single. The only female candidate for the Dubuque Community School Board is ready to be a cheerleader for education.

2008-08-31 09:00:25

The Chesapeake Public School system has achieved a number of goals and received recognition across the state, but there are still areas of improvement, Superintendent W. Randolph Nichols said in his annual report to the School Board on Monday evening.

2008-08-30 09:00:54

By Courtney Cutright courtney.cutright@roanoke.com 981-3345 The school year started in Bedford city and county earlier this week, and there are already concerns about how the top 10 seniors will be chosen for graduation at each of the area's three high schools.

2008-08-30 09:00:54

By HATTIE BROWN GARROW By Hattie Brown Garrow The Virginian-Pilot SUFFOLK Confronted with slowing growth and changing needs, the city's school division plans to re-evaluate its 10-year capital improvements plan . The School Board will appoint a committee to lead the way.

Word of the Day
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.