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.
April 17, 2013 |
Educators are well acquainted with tests. But at a conference Monday, the toughest question was for them. The hypothetical situation: A man carrying a rifle and backpack was just seen in the parking lot walking toward the school. What are the first three things you are going to do? This was not an essay question. About 450 officials from schools, universities, and law enforcement agencies attended the one-day seminar in Upper Darby, hosted by the Delaware County District Attorney's Office, to discuss preventing and preparing for crises.
March 21, 2007
RE ELMER SMITH'S column "Teacher's career is on the line" (March 16): There should be a vociferous outpouring of support for Thomas Bowers, as well as all the other educators who've been attacked in the Philadelphia public schools. Who will lead the march to voice our outrage and underline our support for our teachers and the students who are held captive by a system that appears intimidated by the criminal and causes the victim to question justice? There are five Democratic candidates for mayor.
September 2, 2002
Chamber brings together businesses, teachers Labor Day brings together two important issues that the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey believes are at the crux of our region's economic future: business and education. Unfortunately, too often we hear from business leaders who are concerned about the lack of job readiness in new hires. Managers are spending thousands to retrain many workers in basic education skills. The chamber is answering the call for help by pairing businesses and educators through its award-winning Summer Institute for Educators program, whose mission is to teach educators how to better prepare students for the demands of the workforce.
October 11, 2011
WE CAN TALK endlessly about school governance and whether the School Reform Commission should be elected or appointed and how big it should be, but at the end of the day, what matters most is its members. Lorene Cary, Mayor Nutter's newest appointment to the SRC, is the right choice. We like that she's not a lawyer. But we like more what she is than what she isn't: a highly regarded writer, who comes from a family of educators. She started Arts Sanctuary, which promotes black arts and letters.
January 27, 1997 |
The kids in Davie Cunningham's class say all sorts of words that to many ears sound like ignorant slang: "Dinnae" for don't, "winnae" for won't, "ken" for know, "aye" for yes. High school English teacher Cunningham has a problem with this - but not the one you might imagine. Scottish educators have concluded that the youngsters are not speaking slang at all but a legitimate Scots language that deserves the same respect as standard English. Cunningham's problem: Many of his students still guiltily think their Scots words are coarse slang best left on the street corner.