WAFF-TV NBC Huntsville
Teacher testing may soon resume in Alabama. A lawsuit citing cultural bias halted teacher testing since 1981.
State officials have chosen a new standardized test. It's called Praxis II. It will test teachers and determine whether they meet the highly qualified standard required by the federal "No Child Left Behind Act."
"Teachers are professionals. They're not afraid to take tests in subject matter to show their competency," Huntsville High School Principal Dr. Jan...
Lansing (Mich.) State Journal
September 1, 2004
The beginning of the school year means a new routine, earlier bedtimes, maybe a morning bathroom fight and, sigh, homework.
The summer-to-school transition can be rough on children. August might as well be National Anxiety Month.
Almost 54 million children nationwide will enter or return to grade school in the next few weeks, the U.S. Census Bureau reports.
By DEBRA HAIGHT / H-P Correspondent
BERRIEN SPRINGS -- The Berrien Springs Board of Education has approved a new three-year contract with the district's 106 teachers.
The teachers, members of the Berrien Springs Education Association, had been working without a contract for more than a year.
School district Business Manager Marj Halquist said the contract is retroactive to July 2003 and runs through June 2006.