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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. Hazouri beat opponent John Turner in Tuesday's primary election, garnering 12,094 (69.4 percent) of the 17,418 votes cast in 40 precincts that make up School Board District 7. Turner received...

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. He added that all schools did an incredible job and that there are solid areas of growth across the board. Under the federal No Child Left Behind act, each state has developed and implemented measurements for determining whether its schools are making...

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. In a petition filed Friday in Roanoke Circuit Court, the parents of four children who attended Forest Park in the last school year accused Superintendant Rita Bishop of failing to provide them with enough choices of where to go when...

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. All districts will welcome back students Wednesday except Niagara Falls, which starts classes Thursday. Another 336 pupils began classes Aug. 11 at Niagara Charter School in Wheatfield, the county's only charter school, which sports a $3.74 million budget and a 204-day...

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. The three-hour excursion, led by facilities director Tim White, gave Mayor a glimpse of the construction at Oakland High School, the vista at Skyline High School (and the paper plates littering the grass nearby), the health clinic on the McClymonds campus, the fresh paint on the walls of Madison Middle School, and...

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. "I have a deep care and concern for the children and young adults of our community," said Lesley Stephens. The retired Bryant Elementary School principal said she has considered running for a school board seat...

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. Here are highlights of Nichols' speech, along with his closing remarks. Teacher salaries - Eight years ago, the School Board established a goal of reaching the national average for teacher salaries. At that time Chesapeake's average teacher...

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. Assistant Superintendent Bobbi Johnson recommended the school board eliminate the top 10 designations beginning with the class of 2010 because she said there is not an "equitable" way to calculate rankings among the array of...

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. Board members have already decided on the replacement of Southwestern Elementary School and the renovation of Robertson Elementary School as top building priorities. Other projects could be changed, pushed back or...

2008-08-29 00:00:32

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Federally mandated school choice options continue to play a role in population shifts in Evansville's public schools, Superintendent Vincent Bertram told the School Board on Monday. About 800 Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. children are attending school outside their home districts this year because of the seamless choice option. The option is available at high-poverty elementary and middle schools...


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