Up Board 10th Result

June 8, 2012 by  
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Up Board 10th Result, The UP Board class 10 results 2012 were declared today by the Board of High School and Intermediate Education Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad.

The results of UP Board Intermediate Exam 2012 were declared on June 5, 2012.

Main functions of the Board, besides conducting High school and Intermediate Examinations, are granting recognition to aspiring schools, prescribing courses and text books for High school and Intermediate level and providing equivalence to the examinations conducted by other Boards. (India Today)

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Student Back With Teacher

April 18, 2012 by  
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Student Back With Teacher, An 18-year-old Modesto student has moved back in with her 41-year-old former teacher, media in the Central Valley city are reporting.The news that Jordan Powers and James Hooker are together again came Tuesday, the same day legislation inspired by their relationship was rejected in the state Legislature.

Neighbors at Hooker’s studio apartment in Modesto reported seeing the couple together last weekend, the Modesto Bee reported. Powers answered the knock of a Sacramento TV reporter on Tuesday and confirmed that they were reunited.

Powers’ mother, Tammie Powers, told the Modesto Bee her daughter left the Ohio home where she was staying several days ago.

A man whose apartment sits across from Hooker’s said he saw the couple together Tuesday, the Bee reported.

“I’m highly shocked she’s back here,” he told the Bee. “I thought her mom would talk some sense into her. But it shows how much he is in her head now.”

The teen’s about-face came about a week after she left the state following Hooker’s April 6 arrest by Modesto police on a sex charge involving a different student 14 years ago. Powers called her mother after officers left, and Tammie Powers helped her pack her bags.

“She requested the distance. She asked to fly to Ohio. He’s just not going to let her go,” Tammie Powers told the Bee on Tuesday.

Hooker remains out on bail but will return to court May 15 to face a charge of oral copulation with a 17-year-old in 1998. That girl attended a different Modesto high school and said she met him at a business club event he attended as a Davis High advisor.

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Girl Scouts 100th Birthday

March 12, 2012 by  
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Girl Scouts 100th Birthday, Sewing is out and science is in for the Girl Scouts.The price of Thin Mints isn’t the only thing that’s changed over the years. In time for its centennial today, Girl Scouts USA, the leadership organization, whose alumni list includes Gloria Steinem and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has undergone its biggest makeover in 25 years. Home Ec badges have been replaced by those that reflect the evolving goals and interests of the Girl Scouts’ 2.3 million members. Top priorities for 2012, “The Year of the Girl,” include an emphasis on technology, financial literacy and career development, particularly in the fields of math and science.

But the pillars of sisterhood — service, leadership, and love for nature — on which Juliette Gordon Low built this organization a century ago have not changed. They simply have a modern twist.

“As times have changed, new kinds of curriculum and awards have been introduced,” said Jane Ransom, CEO of the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, which mentors 27,000 girls with the help of nearly 12,000 volunteers. “We want to turn today’s girls into tomorrow’s leaders.”

“I think they’re leaning more to the girls being independent leaders rather than homemakers now-a-days,” said Kathy Clepper, the Girl Scout leader for Cadette troop 10554 in Carlisle. Clepper was a Girl Scout herself in the early 1970s.

“You know, back in the 70s you weren’t supposed to be a leader, jobs were for men,” she said. “It’s been a good change.”

In 2004, Girl Scouts USA began research to determine how to remain relevant in the lives of girls, from kindergarten Daisies to high school Ambassadors. Focus groups asked for more creativity, challenges, technology and “fun with purpose.” For some, that means joining a “virtual troop” made up of girls from around the world who meet online using a web-conferencing service and do the same activities and community services as an offline troop.

Locally, it meant creating the Star Center at the Girl Scout Camp Small Valley in Dauphin County. At Star Center, girls are trained in science, technology, energy and math-based subjects, Ransom said.

To develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills, the Cookie College was launched in 2010. The program teaches the Scouts about marketing, whether it be on social media or in other creative ways. After attending various sessions in financial planning, digital media sales and public relations, participating Scouts emerge as Cookie Entrepreneur Officers or CEOs.

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Chardon High School

March 2, 2012 by  
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Chardon High School, A teenager was charged Thursday with killing three students in a school shooting, the first step in proceedings that could see him charged as an adult and facing the possibility of life without parole if convicted.

The charges filed in Geauga County juvenile court accuse T.J. Lane, 17, of killing three students and wounding two others in the shooting Monday morning at Chardon High School, about 30 miles east of Cleveland.

He is charged with three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of attempted aggravated murder and one count of felonious assault.

Students say the gunman was chased from a cafeteria by an assistant football coach, Frank Hall, who has been praised as a hero. Hall spoke shortly after the charges were filed and said he wants the victims’ families to know he was with their children and wiped away their tears.

“I don’t know why this happened,” he said. “I only wish I could have done more. I’m not a hero. I’m just a football coach and a study hall teacher.” The emergency responders at the scene were the real heroes, he said.

No motive has been determined. Prosecutor David Joyce has said that victims were selected at random and that Lane is someone “who’s not well.”

Lane’s attorney, Robert Farinacci, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment on the charges. A message was left at his office.

Children convicted of juvenile crimes in Ohio are typically behind bars only until they turn 21 in the most serious cases. But Joyce has already said he plans to charge Lane as an adult, meaning he could face life in prison without parole if convicted of similar adult charges.

Minors are not eligible for the death penalty in Ohio, whether convicted as juveniles or adults.

Lane, who attends an alternative school for students who haven’t done well in traditional schools, admitted taking a .22-caliber pistol and a knife to Chardon High and firing 10 shots at a group of students sitting at a cafeteria table Monday morning, Joyce said.

Killed were Demetrius Hewlin, 16, Russell King Jr., 17, and Daniel Parmertor, 16. The motive for the shooting is unclear, though Joyce has appeared to rule out theories involving bullying or drug-dealing.

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Teacher Leaves For Student

March 2, 2012 by  
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Teacher Leaves For Student, A school teacher in California has quit his job and left his wife and kids to move into an apartment with an 18-year-old student.

Tammy Powers, the teen’s mother, has waged a Facebook campaign since her daughter moved out of the family’s home last week and into a Modesto apartment with 41-year-old James Hooker, the Modesto Bee reported.

Hooker quit his teaching job at Enochs High School last week and left his wife and children, one of them an Enochs student, to live with Enochs senior Jordan Powers, according to the Bee.

Modesto police were investigating whether there was inappropriate contact before the girl turned 18 last fall, according to The Associated Press.

Tammy Powers said she was shocked to find that Hooker had moved her daughter’s things out of her house while she was gone. She believes Hooker pursued her daughter and has committed a crime, calling him “an arrogant p****rt.”

Hooker acknowledged the couple hurt a lot of people, but told the Modesto Bee they are just following their hearts.

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Govan School Transgender

January 16, 2012 by  
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Govan School Transgender, Jamie Love, a 17-year-old high school student who was allegedly expelled for wearing women’s clothes, has won his fight to return to school, the Scottish Daily Record reports.In a separate report, Love opened up to the paper about the pain he felt following his expulsion.

“It took me years to finally open up to someone about my sexuality and now I feel betrayed by the people I trusted,” Love told the Daily Record. “I have always felt different but I have never been able to talk about it. They have made me feel like a fool. I left the school in tears feeling totally humiliated and embarrassed.”

Love came to school wearing knee-length black shorts, hair extensions, tights, a hair band, blouse, and school tie. Once he arrived, he was met with immediate hostility from teachers, according to STV News.

“When [I] went into the class, everything was fine and then the teacher came and got me and then took me into the school and asked me what I was trying to do to the school,” he told the station. “Then they said: ‘You shouldn’t be dressed like that.’ Then two deputies came in and said my time at Govan High was over and then I got my stuff and had to leave. I asked if I could come back as a boy and they said no.”

Officials at Govan High School reversed the expulsion last night, and a spokesperson told the Daily Record that Love’s choice of dress was never the issue.

“We welcome Jamie’s assurances to commit to his education … Jamie’s choice of clothing has never been an issue … so he can come to school dressed as a girl if he wants to,” the spokesperson told the paper. “However, it’s important that we put measures in place to accommodate this decision and the school would like to meet him and his mother.”

Love admits he’s had “behavioral problems” in the past due to his confusion about his sexuality, but told the paper he’s just ready to get back to school.

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