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2008-08-28 21:00:32

By Linda Davis Beach Elementary school parent and former Park Commission chair Terry London and pediatrician Sarah Pearson, who withdrew from this year's school board race, have volunteered to serve on the schools parcel tax committee. The announcement was made at Wednesday night's school board meeting. The board also discussed whether to have a standalone election in March, which would be costly, or one in June. Superintendent Connie Hubbard explained that the current parcel taxes of...

2008-08-28 18:00:44

By BETH REESE CRAVEY Since 2000, the Clay County school district has opened at least one new public school almost every year, occasionally two simultaneously. That's the fast-paced school construction schedule the county's fast-paced growth demanded. But growth has slowed to a crawl. Two new schools are under construction - Plantation Oaks Elementary, to open in 2009, and OakLeaf High, to open in 2010. But if current growth trends continue, there may be no more new school openings for...

2008-08-28 15:00:57

By LISA SINK Brookfield -- The Elmbrook School Board has changed its policies so that the board will approve any new lessons and materials used to teach the district's K-12 human growth and development curriculum, including sexual education topics that drew some parental objections. A long-delayed, revised human growth and development curriculum will start to be taught in January, if the School Board approves the lessons and materials that the staff will develop this fall. Still...

2008-08-28 12:01:12

By Jennifer Gokhman The Manteca Unified School District has a new acting superintendent and will conduct a search for the person to fill the position on a noninterim basis. Superintendent Cathy Nichols-Washer is leaving to take the same job with the Lodi Unified School District. Wendy King, president of the Manteca Board of Trustees, announced at Monday's meeting that the district will advertise for a new superintendent and that Jason Messer, assistant superintendent of education, will...

2008-08-27 21:00:35

By Larissa Chinwah lchinwah@@dailyherald.com Parents from the Cambridge Lakes Charter School in Pingree Grove have said the school board has not heard their concerns. After Friday night's town hall meeting, parents said it is likely the school board is still not hearing them. About 80 parents and residents attended a town hall forum intended to open the lines of communication between parents, teachers, officials from District 300 and the Northern Kane Educational Corp., the body...

2008-08-27 00:00:38

By The Associated Press HARROLD, Texas (AP) -- Along with normal first-day jitters and excitement, students in this tiny district started school Monday wondering which teachers might be toting firearms. "It was kind of awkward knowing that some teachers were carrying guns," said Adam Lira, 17, a senior. "I don't feel like they should be, 'cause we already have locked doors and cameras. But I didn't feel threatened by it." Several parents said they had no idea that employees of the K-12...

2008-08-26 09:01:08

By Angela K. Brown Associated Press HARROLD, Texas -- Along with normal first-day jitters and excitement, students in this tiny district started school Monday wondering which teachers might be toting firearms. "It was kind of awkward knowing that some teachers were carrying guns," said Adam Lira, 17, a senior. "I don't feel like they should be, 'cause we already have locked doors and cameras. But I didn't feel threatened by it." Several parents said they had no idea that employees of the...

2008-08-26 00:00:32

By Sue Ter Maat smaat@@dailyherald.com The Prospect Heights Elementary District 23 school board on Thursday approved staffing changes, which will include added teaching positions and a new principal for Betsy Ross Elementary. The board welcomed Claire Kowalczyk, who will be the new principal at Ross Elementary in Prospect Heights. She is currently an assistant principal at Kimball Hill School in Rolling Meadows. "She is a good choice for Betsy Ross because she has a background in...

2008-08-25 12:01:08

Henrico County's School Board will face tough choices this week as members determine priorities for the annual Capital Improvement Program. With projected shortfalls of nearly $100 million for previously planned projects, the board may have to rethink the timing and scope of projects or even eliminate some. The public is invited to comment at the board's work session at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Glen Echo building, 3810 Nine Mile Road. The Capital Improvement Program, which is separate from...

2008-08-24 09:00:31

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act affords parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records. These rights are: 1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the Division/School receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school's principal a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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