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FAILING SCORE

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The yanked textbook
Halifax County Public Schools’ roughly 400 fifth graders have been using error-plagued history textbooks, along with many other students around the state. But in Halifax the books have been taken up, and teachers are now using alternative materials - such as older history books still on hand and other supplementals - in teaching social studies.

A pressing matter

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Caleb Brown, a fifth grader; Megan Lewis, third grade; and Sydney Wallace, fifth grade, all have illustrations slated for the cover of Cluster Springs Elementary School's book - now they just want their book to be published. The student-created project lacks about 100 orders before it can be printed, and the school hopes the community will pitch in.
Cluster Springs Elementary School Associate Principal Marliss Barczak thought last year’s SOL writing scores were good, but not quite where they needed to be.

Schools may face another big loss

After dodging a bullet last time, Halifax County faces the renewed prospect of losing up to $1.5 million in state education funds under a budget amendment offered earlier this month by Gov. Bob McDonnell.

Mother Nature adds days to school break

The scheduled 17-day Christmas holiday for Halifax County Public Schools grew to 19 days with the closing of schools on Thursday and Friday due to the snowfall.

Schools closed due to inclement weather

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Both Mecklenburg and Halifax County schools are closed Thursday due to weather.

Trustees recognize HCHS ACE team

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Members of the Halifax County High School ACE team asked the Halifax County School Board and members of the audience at Monday’s school board meeting, sample questions from some of its matches. The team was recognized for winning the Western Valley District regular season title. (David Conner II photos)
School trustees on Monday night recognized members of the High School ACE team who recently won the Western District regular season title and are now headed to the regional tournament. Each team member received a certificate from School Board chairman Walter Potts and High School Principal Albert Randolph.

Weather messes with school schedule, could cancel exams

If they aren’t closed outright Thursday due to the weather, Halifax County Public Schools will be on a two-hour delay for the fourth consecutive day this week.

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