November 20, 2013 |
New Jersey education officials announced a new website Monday with thousands of resources to help educators and others implement the state's new, more rigorous curriculum standards. Parents, students, and others will be able to access the Educator Resource Exchange, but the officials said only educators would be able to contribute, both by posting their own materials or by rating what they find there. "The richness and value of this initiative stems from the partnership it forms with our teachers and other educators to develop and share lesson plans, assessment items, homework assignments, and other educational resources," said state Education Commissioner Chris Cerf.
October 24, 1990 |
Camden County educators want a change in state law that would allow law enforcement officials to disclose confidential information about drug charges involving juveniles. That was the consensus reached Monday at a conference for more than 300 educators and law enforcement officials sponsored by the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. The educators, representing public and parochial schools throughout the county, said they were so determined to rid their schools of drug sellers that they were willing to endorse a proposal for a change in the state law that governs the release of information on Juvenile Court proceedings.
September 22, 1999 |
Superintendent David Hornbeck's effectiveness in improving the caliber of our public schools remains a hotly divided issue. The exodus of employees represents a unique opportunity for the district to replace mostly stagnant educators with fresh, excited, new ones. Others, however, see confusing, poorly communicated policies of the Hornbeck administration frustrating many seasoned educators, and driving them out. Given their subpar salaries, why would they want to stay when the state allowed them to "retire" to private or out-of-town public school positions?
April 11, 2013 |
Mary Burke, the principal of St. Anthony of Padua School in Camden, had some good news: St. Anthony's was no longer last in math. The school's point total in "First in Math," an online program of timed games, had crawled from 19th place among diocesan schools to 16th in just a couple of weeks. Upon hearing her announcement, the 162 students packed into the school's basement room burst into applause. For Burke, too, it was a moment worth celebrating - not because her students were suddenly math geniuses, but because they had persevered, worked hard, and refused to let failure topple them.
June 21, 1987 |
Doris Paine isn't going to retire from her teaching job in the Pennsburg School District for at least six years, but she has begun preparing for the day when she no longer will be collecting a regular paycheck. On the advice of a friend, Paine made an appointment with a consultant from Lincoln Investment Planning Inc., a money management firm in Jenkintown to discuss her financial future. On Tuesday, Paine spend about 1 1/2 hours with a consultant figuring ways to shelter and invest her money so she would be able to live comfortably once she retires.
December 13, 1990 |
The state law governing sabbaticals for educators that Springfield Gop chairman Charlie Sexton wants to change has not been a point of contention in school districts, according to a state Department of Education spokesman. "If people want it changed, they're free to try," press secretary John Clark said. The education department would respond to changes proposed by lawmakers, Clark said. "But it's not wise to anticipate the legislation that might be introduced. " The target of Sexton's campaign is a provision that gives school boards authority to waive the requirement that educators return to work for at least a year after a sabbatical.
January 1, 2003 |
Richard Mitchell, 73, a retired English professor at Rowan University known for his witty and acerbic writings on the inadequacies of American educators, died of complications from diabetes Friday at his home in Pitman. Dr. Mitchell's satiric dressing-down of teachers and professors gained him a national following that included commentator George Will, newsman Edwin Newman, and Johnny Carson. A professor of classical and Western literature, Dr. Mitchell used his newsletter, the Underground Grammarian, to expose the linguistic crimes of educators he said were paid to know better.
May 7, 2013
Utility may face $2.25B fine SAN FRANCISCO - The California agency investigating the deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay area neighborhood recommended Monday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pay a $2.25 billion fine for its negligence leading up to the blast. The penalty would be the largest ever assessed by a state regulator, officials said. The California Public Utilities Commission recommended the fine and said the company's shareholders should shoulder it, not the utility's customers.
August 6, 1987 |
After 30 years as a public school teacher, principal and administrator - the last 11 as superintendent of District Four of the Philadelphia School District - Jeanette W. Brewer has retired. So what, you might ask? School teachers and educators retire every year. But Brewer was no ordinary educator. A Philadelphia native, she was educated in public schools and has a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. She was considered one of the very best in education by students, parents, teachers, principals and district administrators.
December 17, 1988 |
Bobby Robinson, the leading scorer on Ridley's basketball team, was dismissed from the Raiders' squad on Tuesday after he was arrested that day for a drug-related offense, according to several educators familiar with Robinson's dismissal. School officials, police and the director of the Delaware County juvenile court all declined to comment because Robinson is a juvenile. The educators familiar with the dismissal, who agreed to be interviewed on the condition of anonymity, said they did not know what specific charges have been brought against Robinson.