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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.

2008-08-23 15:00:30

By DANI MCCLAIN A new group calling itself the Milwaukee Quality Education Initiative has joined the accelerating, behind-the-scenes conversations about the future of the city's schools, and is hosting a retreat this weekend at the Wingspread Conference Center in Racine.

2008-08-22 03:00:37

By Caroline An PASADENA - The first plans to streamline the 28 schools in the Pasadena Unified School District are outlined in recommendations released this week by the district's facilities committee.

2008-08-21 15:00:58

By Brian Bowling Gateway School District wants to add six classrooms and expand the library at Moss Side Elementary because the school needs permanent spaces for its art and music programs, school officials said.

2008-08-20 21:00:31

By Gzedit OF COURSE, Kanawha County schools feel the pain of higher gas prices, just like everyone else. But it does not necessarily follow that cutting art-related field trips is the best way to balance the need to educate students with the need to cut costs.

2008-08-20 12:00:50

By ANDREA EGER Keith Ballard could be introduced as Tulsa's new superintendent at a Monday school board meeting.

2008-08-20 00:00:33

By AJ Panian The Ligonier Valley school district has developed a special way of saving money.

2008-08-17 21:00:46

By Debbie Swenson As a current school-board member and a candidate for state Legislature, I feel a need to respond to the column by John Florez titled "Parents/taxpayers should hold schools accountable" (Aug. 11). Mr.

2008-08-14 21:00:24

By Phyllis Coulter NORMAL - Where students will go to school, when, and how they will get there starting in fall 2009 are issues the Unit 5 school district will get public input about in the coming months.

2008-08-14 18:00:37

By JOYCE HULETT Q: What qualities should the school board require of a superintendent of schools? A: The superintendent of schools must be a people person who will make an effort to be a high-profile person in the community. This person must participate in organizations that better the community.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.