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More Kane County students, parents will be able to use onlin...
Daily Herald
By Lisa Smith Daily Herald Staff Writer
Posted 9/2/2004
Along with their mission to leave no child behind, Kane County educators also are striving to leave no parent behind.

With the expansion of an online tutoring program administered by the Regional Office of Education, school officials hope to encourage even more parents to get involved in their children's education.

Nearly 55,000 Kane County students in kindergarten through high school will be off...
The school day now ends at 3:10 p.m. instead of 2:55 p.m.
By: Mae Rhine , Managing Editor
September 1, 2004

WEST AMWELL — The 230 students who will be returning to school Sept. 7 will have a longer day ahead of them, but it will start out with some fun.

The school day is 15 minutes longer with classes dismissed at 3:10 p.m. instead of 2:55 p.m. But for the first 20 minutes of the day, students will get to know each other better through a new program called the "Responsive Classroom."

Each class in th...
Parents to be educated
Jessamine Journal
Published 8/19/04
By Zoya Tereshkova

There will be a chance for parents in the Jessamine school district to find out firsthand what the federal No Child Left Behind law means and how to interpret its test results.

Tonight (Aug. 19) at 7, Owens Saylor, assistant superintendent for curriculum, will speak to members of local site-based councils at the schools' central office, and parents who want to know more about federal and state testing systems are also welc...
Herndon schools gear up for new school year
Fairfax County Times
By: Kali Schumitz

Fairfax County Public School teachers returned to work this week to prepare for their students' return to classes after Labor Day.

Editor's note: This week, The Times is taking a look at what Herndon High School and Rachel Carson Middle School will be doing this school year. Next week, we will focus on Herndon Middle School and the town's elementary schools.
Here's a look at what students and parents at Herndon High Schoo...
Few to switch from Big Elm
Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram
by Jennifer Biller


SHINNSTON -- The majority of students at Big Elm Elementary are staying put, even though parents have the option to transfer them to higher-performing schools.

Only about 20 parents attended a public information meeting Tuesday night about No Child Left Behind and the school choice option available to Big Elm students. The school has an enrollment of about 700 students.

So far, only three parents have req...
E3 Academy opens; work still ahead
Providence Journal
01:00 AM EDT on Thursday, September 2, 2004

Journal Staff Writer

PROVIDENCE -- The inside of the new E3 Academy gleamed yesterday on the first day of school, a dramatic contrast from the scene just a week ago, when an army of tradesmen painted, wired, and laid tile throughout the dusty construction site as they worked feverishly to finish on time.

The oasis of calm that prevailed inside the building yesterday belied the fact th...
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