Challenger Says, “More and more money is not the answer”

A public forum giving the public an opportunity to see and hear selective views of four of six Greenville County School Board incumbents and their challengers was held at Sevier Middle School Thursday evening. The event was poorly attended and moderated by Greenville News opinion page writer and editor Beth Padget. All candidates were asked to respond to the same “soft-ball” questions. No provocative questions were  asked.

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Opponents Claim Teachers Want Money Spent on Other Things

Roger-MeekParents and teachers in Greenville County are getting virtual “whiplash” from back and forth decisions on classroom supplies by members of the school board.

Earlier this year the school board approved the budget for School Year 2010-2011. Due to budget considerations the board deleted all funds for the reimbursement of teachers for out-of-pocket purchases of classroom supplies needed by students and not provided by the school or parents that had been included in budgets in recent years.

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Northwood Middle School Math Teacher

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Greenville County Schools Superintendent Phinnize J. Fisher announced the selection of Wakesha Fogle, Northwood Middle School mathematics teacher, as the 2010-11 Greenville County Teacher of the Year.

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Black-Conservative---FrontRowena Booker, at right, and fellow Conservative. See the story of the South Carolina Black Conservative Movement Anti-Illegal Immigration Rally with photographs and comments by Rowena Booker, Charles Earley and others on Page 5.

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BJU---MugBob Jones University announced today the appointment of Dr. Eric Newton as Dean of Students.  Reporting to Dr. Gary Weier, Vice President for Administration, Dr. Newton replaces Dr. Jim Berg who held the position for 29 years.

Dr. Newton graduated from BJU in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history.  He continued his education at BJU and received a Master of Divinity degree in Theology in 2003 and a PhD in Theology in 2010.  His service at BJU began in 2001 as a graduate assistant in the history department.  He then traveled for a year as a BJU ministry team leader.   He has served as the assistant dean of students for three years.

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Each spring, Greenville County Schools names Students of Year — the senior or seniors with the highest SAT score or highest ACT score. This year, six students received the prestigious title.

Hannah Chen from Riverside High and Valedictorian Natasha Deshpande from Mauldin High scored a perfect 2400 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Irina Danescu and Amy Li from Riverside High, and MingZhe Lin and Valedictorian Angela Luo from Southside High Academy scored 35 out of a possible 36 points on the American College Test (ACT) to be named Students of the Year.

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PTA President Chuck Saylors rejects pro-family organization’s request to exhibit at PTA Convention

CHICAGO – Charles ('Chuck') Saylors, hailed as the first male president of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA), has rejected a pro-family organization's request to exhibit at the national PTA convention.  Although the PTA allows gay rights groups to exhibit, Saylors rejected the exhibit application of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX).

PFOX is a family organization that educates the public on the message of hope and support for students, families and educators affected by homosexuality, gender confusion, and school bullying. 

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