Showdown Over Schools
Warren is trying to avoid the “we vs. they” scenario that he believes would doom any hope for a peaceful merger if only Memphis residents or only residents outside Memphis got to vote on a plan.
His vision starts with a unified city-county district, governed by a countywide school board and chancellor, but with room for smaller districts that eventually would be carved out of the system.
Instead of basing them on geography, Warren proposes organizing them by student need, creating, for instance, a district of charter schools, or optional schools or special needs students.
The smaller districts would each have their own school boards with autonomy to be worked out in the transition plan, he says, but suggesting that smaller school boards might set dress codes and elements of curriculum.
City school board members were lukewarm to Warren’s plan, some believing that anything that adds more confusion before the March 8 vote is counterproductive.
The selling point, Warren says, is that the plan includes the 15-month planning period of the compromise that was rejected by the city school board last week but without the dual vote that could give the 30 percent non-Memphis residents power to mute the voice of 70 percent of city residents.
If Shelby County Schools receives special-district status in the meantime, “they would have to agree to give it up,” Warren said. “The endSchool, School Charter
Under-16s now spend twice as much leisure time in the home as they do in green spaces, it was claimed.
Researchers said the “indoor generation” was becoming increasingly ignorant of nature as parents allow them to waste hours in front of the television, video games and the internet.
Experts said failure to play outside was fuelling obesity levels and leaving children less prepared to deal with the stresses of modern life.
Dr William Bird, GP and advisor to Natural England, said: “If you want to deal with obesity and physical activity, it has got to include the natural environment.”
He added: “The outdoors for children creates resilience so they can cope with more stresses; they can actually increase their concentration, they can improve their work.”
The comments were made in a study by researchers Future Foundation into the extent to which children and adults are becoming isolated to the outside world.
Forty graduate students will gather this Thursday to present their research efforts to you, the College of Charleston community. At the 5th annual Graduate Student Research Poster session, you will have the opportunity
Poster sessions are often considered as a way to showcase research within the sciences. We strongly encourage students across all disciplines to present their ideas; programs represented in this years poster session include Communication, Education, English, Environmental Studies, History, Marine Biology, and Public Administration.
If you have never attended a poster session, it is a very informal event. Posters are displayed throughout the room, while the presenters are on hand to walk you through their research. Its a wonderful opportunityTags: Poster Session, Research Poster, Research Poster Session, Session
Christ the King School in Merseyside will be shut because of falling pupil numbers, it emerged today.
Ed Balls, the former Education Secretary, officially opened the comprehensive in January 2009, with local council bosses claiming it was “more than just a school”.
Instead of traditional classrooms, pupils can freely move around any time of day by downloading lessons from a whiteboard and working in trendy “home base areas”.
Rooms also have retractable walls and some teachers were renamed “progress leaders”.
But in a huge embarrassment for Labour, it is feared that the closure may now leave taxpayers with a multi-million pound bill because of a 25 year contract signed between Knowsley Council and its private sector builders.
Christ the King was the first of seven new secondaries to open in a £157m revamp to replace a series of aging high schools under the Building Schools for the Future scheme. TheSchool, School Close
Nearly one year after the inaugural meeting of the Graduate School Advisory Board, we are proud to announce the addition of Jennet Robinson Alterman to this very talented team. Ms. Alterman is well-known throughout the Lowcountry as the Executive Director of the Center for Women. Her reach extends well beyond the banks of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, however. Not only has she worked in television broadcasting, state and federal government, and the non-profit sector, Ms. Alterman is also a former Peace Corps Volunteer and staff member.
The first meeting of the Advisory Board for 2011 is scheduled for January 19-20. Included in the agenda is an opportunity for members of the Board to attend the 5th annual Graduate Student Research Poster Session on Thursday, January 20 at 4:00 pm. in the Stern Student Center Ballroom.Advisory Board, Board
Schools are increasingly being forced to offer lifestyle advice as children grow up without regular contact with grandparents and “wise aunts”, it was claimed.
Helen Wright, incoming president of the Girls’ Schools Association, said parents were often under “tremendous pressure” as they struggle to bring up children alone in the face of modern commercial pressures.
The comments come just weeks after a Government review recommended that new mothers and fathers should be given parenting classes.
Frank Field, the former Labour welfare minister, said courses should be “offered as routine” to help them handle children’s behavioural problems, emotional changes and support their education.
Mrs Wright, the head of St Mary’s Calne, the private girls’ school in Wiltshire, said teachers were increasingly seen as a source of advice and lifestyle guidance for children.
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