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Alabama Teacher Testing Set To Begin Late 2005
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...
 
Hamblen County administrators and other staff met with Miche...
Morristown Citizen Tribune
September 1, 2004

ESCORT is a federally funded technical assistance agency that provides support to school districts in the areas of Comprehensive School Reform, Literacy, ESL and Migrant Education.

Sloan discussed professional development opportunities for Hamblen County administrators and teachers on teaching the ELL (English Language Learner) student in the regular classroom.

She also will be providing technical assistance with Hamblen County Depar...
 
School-year panic: Walk kids through routine to ease start
Tuscon Citizen
CHRISTINE ROOK
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.

They'll pr...
 
Berrien Springs teachers get 3-year contract
The Herald-Palladium
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.

Teachers agreed to a first-year s...
 
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