Notes from the news, Aug.15
by Wendy Harris on Aug 15 2012 Posted in Notes from the news
Oxford Area principal is again the focus of a complaint regarding a special-education student Inquirer
This is the second complaint against the school principal, who the family says withheld work assignments from their son during his absences.
Williams column: Obama's education plan for blacks won't work Jacksonsun.com
Walter Williams, a professor at George Mason University, says President Obama's executive order on educational excellence for Black Americans fails to address the root problem of the achievement gap -- inner-city school violence.
Transcendental Meditation: A cure for the stresses of youth violence? Inquirer
According to the Maharishi Foundation, it is a technique that helps people calm their bodies and minds. A study found that when used among a group of inner-city high school students, TM was found to result in less absenteeism, and fewer infractions and behavior-related suspensions.
Ronnie Polaneczky: Nothing standard about Archdiocese test Daily News
The columnist reports how the Archdiocese used standardized test for final exams, and problems ensued.
Bellwether blogging training: 7 things for teachers to learn Notebook
Samuel Reed III shares tips he learned while attending a training session called "Better Blogging: Skills and Tools for Teacher Bloggers," including how to hook your audience and write clear and concise headlines.
New cyber charter high school to offer Pennsylvania students rigorous curriculum combined with community experiences The Times Herald
Foundations Inc. has received approval to open Achieving Community Transformation Academy, a tuition-free charter high school that will offer students a blend of online and traditional instruction.
Getting ready for 'Back to School' Montgomery News
As the new school year approaches Green Woods Charter School gets a new location and the principal of Cook-Wissahickon Elementary school assures parents that the loss of the free summer school program will not impact students' advancement to the next grade.
Stop for School Buses: Law Refresh Roxborough-Manayunk Patch
Penn Alexander to parents: No more spots in the lower grades West Philly Local
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