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Education

  • Test changes drive down math scores

    HILLSVILLE — Changes to the Standards of Learning math test drove spring pass rates down, but the Carroll schools’ testing czar believes the scores will rise again.
    Beverly Parker reported on the spring preliminary SOL testing results at the July 10 school board meeting.

  • Carroll shuffles principals

    HILLSVILLE — Shuffling principals around at Carroll County Public Schools has resulted in new administrators at all three Hillsville facilities and Woodlawn.
    It took the Carroll County School Board multiple meetings to complete, but in the end four school-level administrators and one central office administrator have been moved into new positions.
    The changes include:
    • Ralph “Bob” Martin from coordinator of crisis management and energy conservation to Woodlawn School principal, according to schools personnel reports.

  • Carroll to add third resource officer

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll deputy will soon get a new beat after the sheriff’s office adds a school resource officer to cover the county’s remaining schools.
    The person chosen for the position will travel between the different elementary schools, according to Sheriff J.B. Gardner. This will make Carroll’s third school resource officer, with one each dedicated to the high and intermediate schools already.

  • Carroll to add third resource officer

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll deputy will soon get a new beat after the sheriff’s office adds a school resource officer to cover the county’s remaining schools.
    The person chosen for the position will travel between the different elementary schools, according to Sheriff J.B. Gardner. This will make Carroll’s third school resource officer, with one each dedicated to the high and intermediate schools already.

  • School board dismisses teacher

    By LARRY CHAMBERS
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — Among the personnel items approved at the Grayson County School Board’s June meeting was the dismissal of a teacher.
    Mark Allen Osborne was dismissed effective June 12.
    Osborne, a former agriculture teacher, had been on paid leave since he was indicted April 27 by a Grayson County grand jury.

  • Virginia schools exempt from strict AYP standards

    Five more states – including Virginia – have been granted flexibility from key provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind education law, the Obama administration announced Friday.
    That brings the total number of states receiving waivers to 24. Thirteen other applications are still being reviewed.

  • Blankenship named new Carroll schools chief

    UPDATED 6/28/12:

  • Carroll to name new school chief Wednesday

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Public Schools will name a new superintendent at a meeting tonight, Wednesday, at 6 p.m.

  • Grayson names new school chief

    UPDATED 6/26/12:

  • Galax foundation awards scholarships

    The Galax Foundation for Excellence in Education recently awarded the following scholarships to Galax High School graduates for the 2011-2012 school year:
    • The Elizabeth Stanford Scholarship and The Twin County Community Hospital Foundation Scholarships Healthcare Field & Margie Vaughan — Chantasy Diontrae Cottrell
    • The Estate of Henry Lindsay Memorial Scholarship — Dante Lamar Ravanell
    • The Rose Thomas Smith Memorial Scholarship — Darius Juwan Brown