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  • York County's new superintendent a "go-getter"

     York County's new superintendent a "go-getter"
    YORK COUNTY— As parents and staff meet York County's new superintendent they are saying he is a go-getter and forward thinker. Victor Shandor, who is moving from Fulton County, Ga., to York County in November and starts on Nov. 3, visited all 19...
  • U. of I. reaches out to 600 freshmen from China

    U. of I. reaches out to 600 freshmen from China
    The hotel elevator doors opened and Yiwei Huang stepped out, ready for his college orientation. He held his mother's hand as he approached the registration table. He pored over the rows of name tags, each belonging to a future classmate, until he...
  • ACT scores in Tri-Cities top state average

    ACT scores in Tri-Cities top state average
    The high school graduating classes of 2014 in the Tri-Cities scored more than two points higher than the state average on the ACT college entrance exam, posting the districts' highest scores ever in some subjects, according to data released this week....
  • Hampton Roads schools see increase in on-time graduation rate

    Hampton Roads schools see increase in on-time graduation rate
    Local school divisions largely followed a statewide trend of more students graduating on-time from high school, according to data released by the state Wednesday. School officials praised the increase as the culmination of years of focused efforts to...
  • Peninsula area students make gains in math SOL scores, reflecting state trend

    Peninsula area students make gains in math SOL scores, reflecting state trend
    Students in Hampton Roads schools made progress in math on annual state Standards of Learning tests, according to data released Wednesday, while the pass rates in reading and writing dipped slightly. The gains in math reflected statewide performance,...
  • York board chairman supports residential development near Water Country USA

    York board chairman supports residential development near Water Country USA
    A residential development application from Busch Properties Inc. that was denied by the York County Planning Commission on Wednesday has support from the Board of Supervisor's Chairman Donald Wiggins. Other supervisors say they need more time or that...
  • Charter school applicants have troubled histories

    Charter school applicants have troubled histories
    At least seven groups of applicants with ties to failed or floundering charter schools are seeking second chances and public money to open 18 more. Odds are, most will prevail. School districts say that they can't deny applicants solely because of...
  • Gloucester SOL scores mirror state trend

    GLOUCESTER – Majority of the Standards of Learning test results for Gloucester County mirror that of the statewide trend with upward movement in math scores but drops in reading numbers. Superintendent of Schools Walter Clemons said he expects,...
  • Crist launches 'restore the cuts' bus tour

    Crist launches 'restore the cuts' bus tour
    TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist kicked off a three-day, five-media market "Restore the Cuts" bus tour Wednesday featuring the former Republican governor literally riding a school bus across the state. Flanked by "Charlie!"...
  • Peasley Middle School gets new principal

    GLOUCESTER – Peasley Middle School's newly appointed principal Robert Parsons begins work Monday. "I am very excited to work with a wonderful group of people," Parson said last week. "There are wonderful things happening at Peasley Middle School."...
  • Area districts see improved, steady ACT scores

    Area districts see improved, steady ACT scores
    District-wide ACT scores went up for one Naperville-area school district and stayed flat for another. The class of 2014 from Naperville Unit District 203 recorded a composite scored of 25.1, up from 24.8 for the previous class, according to district...