Latest School District 36 Surrey Stories

2008-07-13 00:00:19

By Mary Pickels Yough School Board Thursday took another step toward restructuring the district as it plans for a fall reopening of the West Newton Elementary School. The board unanimously approved dozens of transfers of teachers, administrators, custodians and secretaries, increasing some of the staff's responsibilities to include the school. Employees including librarians, nurses, speech, music, art, physical education and gifted teachers will expand their duties to cover the third...

2008-06-16 15:00:40

By Melissa Dunson and Joe Hadsall, The Joplin Globe, Mo. Jun. 15--Emerson and Royal Heights elementary schools in Joplin are only a few miles apart geographically, but a new study concluded they are worlds apart academically. Royal Heights ranked 30th among more than 2,100 schools statewide while Emerson came in at 1,647, according to "Show Me: The Grades" based on 2007 Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) index scores. Kathy Brown, parent of a student at Royal Heights, said she was...

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