Governor Corbett Announces $21 Million In School Improvement Grants For Nine Schools | Wpmt Fox43

Gov. Corbett signs budge with a veto

Through the federal School Improvement Grant program, schools have the opportunity to implement innovative educational initiatives to better meet the needs of their students and improve academic performance. The Pennsylvania Department of Education awarded the grants through a competitive process. Applications were reviewed and scored by a panel of peer reviewers who then made award recommendations. For a school to be eligible for funding, it must be among the lowest-achieving schools in Pennsylvania that has not made substantial progress on state assessments, or has a graduation rate of less than 60 percent for at least two of the last three years. While 47 schools were eligible to apply, only 20 submitted applications. As part of the competitive application process, eligible schools must adopt and implement one of four reform models developed by the federal government: Transformation, Turnaround, Restart and School Closure. http://fox43.com/2014/08/07/governor-corbett-announces-21-million-in-school-improvement-grants-for-nine-schools/

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Governor Corbett Announces $21 Million In School Improvement Grants For Nine Schools | Wpmt Fox43

Gov. Corbett signs budge with a veto

Pennsylvania is home to thousands of high-quality educators; however there are still too many schools that have a history of failing to provide students with a quality education, Gov. Corbett said. Through the federal School Improvement Grant program, schools have the opportunity to implement innovative educational initiatives to better meet the needs of their students and improve academic performance. The Pennsylvania Department of Education awarded the grants through a competitive process. Applications were reviewed and scored by a panel of peer reviewers who then made award recommendations. http://fox43.com/2014/08/07/governor-corbett-announces-21-million-in-school-improvement-grants-for-nine-schools/

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Terrance Bilbo Joins Grant Thornton As Chief Administrative Officer – Yahoo Finance

He led and managed all phases of internal business services, including financial and human resources shared services, real estate and facilities, travel and fleet, security, business continuity, logistics, records management, and support for sales and business development initiatives. During his 25 years at CSC, he held a number of roles of increasing responsibility, including corporate vice president of shared and administrative services, and corporate director of administrative services. Bilbo completed graduate studies in public administration and received a bachelors degree in geology from the University of Southern Mississippi. He also received an associates degree in environmental science from Pearl River Community College. About Grant Thornton LLP Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/terrance-bilbo-joins-grant-thornton-161500185.html

Forget Samsung, Xiaomi is China’s new smartphone king – Aug. 4, 2014

Samsung, in particular, is expected to rebound in the third quarter. “[Xiaomi] does now need to deliver LTE products in China to address growing demand for 4G services if it is to retain its momentum,” Wang said. Xiaomi is still relatively unknown outside China, the destination for 97% of its shipments in the second quarter. http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/04/technology/xiaomi-china/index.html?section=money_latest

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Libya: 22 Killed In Tripoli Airport Clashes

Islamist militias from the coastal city of Misrata have led the assault on airport, seeking to seize it from militias from the mountain town of Zintan. The fighters are mainly former rebels who toppled Gadhafi with the aid of NATO airstrikes. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. http://globegazette.com/news/world/libya-killed-in-tripoli-airport-clashes/article_933cff36-f14a-5584-bfa6-5df7be81b1f3.html

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Home Owned By Trump Holdout Auctioned For $530,000

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The winning bidder is a local real estate person who wishes to remain anonymous, Olshin said. The famously stubborn Trump laughed off a question this week as to whether he would bid on Coking’s home just to have the last word. A message left for him inquiring whether he was behind the anonymous bid was not immediately returned. The road to the auction block has been circuitous. http://globegazette.com/news/national/home-owned-by-trump-holdout-auctioned-for/article_716e93af-e0d5-55e1-bf3c-8157204b8dee.html

Lab who walked 30 miles back home adopted

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“If I had to pick a dog this would have been the dog I would take,” she said. Lady’s life changed when her story was spotted on Facebook by Helen Rich, an heiress to the Wrigley gum company who lives in Florida and has an animal sanctuary there. Rich sent her assistant, Chet Ragsdale, to southeast Kansas in a private jet to retrieve the retriever. He made the trip to Independence Municipal Airport on Thursday, arriving back in Tampa with Lady late that night. “She going to think she’s gone to heaven,” Ragsdale said. http://globegazette.com/news/national/lab-who-walked-miles-back-home-adopted/article_cde58191-0e91-57eb-a276-a47e9c036011.html

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Home Depot Offers Free Class To Children/wpmen – Arklatexhomepage.com

Home improvement contractor accused of defrauding customers in Syracuse | syracuse.com

Home Depot also holds a free woman’s workshop as well. That’s held on the third Thursday of every month. For more information watch the video above, and go here . Copyright 2014 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. http://www.arklatexhomepage.com/story/d/story/home-depot-offers-free-class-to-childrenwpmen/20371/iodOcyJmAEOsb2xOEMpU9A

Moore Ave, Moore, OK 73160 A maximum of one (1) grand prize will be awarded. In the event of more than one (1) eligible grand prize winning entry, then the cash value of the grand prize available credit will be evenly distributed among all eligible winning finalists. In the event that no finalist successfully completes the grand prize winning requirements, then the grand prize will not be awarded. Bonus Prize Maximum of one (1) bonus prize award: In the event there is not a grand prize winning entry, then the eligible contestant who submitted the guess determined to be closest to the winning project list by the contest administrator (i.e., the contestant with the highest number of correctly-ordered home improvement projects), subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these rules, will be declared the Runner Up. In the event of a tie for the runner-up position that is, if more than one person has the same (highest) number of correctly-ordered home improvement projects, the winning Runner Up shall be determined by random selection from among those finalists with the same number of correct guesses. http://kfor.com/2014/07/31/100000-home-improvement-wish-list-official-rules-2/

$100,000 Home Improvement Wish List Official Rules | KFOR.com

Calls from syracuse.com to Metropolitan Granite & Marble stores listed in Rochester and at 2704 Erie Blvd. E. in Syracuse were met with recordings indicating their phones were no longer in service. The attorney general’s office said it began receiving complaints about Cakir and Metropolitan Granite & Marble in 2010. http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/07/home_improvement_contractor_ismail_cakir_metropolitan_granite_accused_of_defraud.html

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Us Home Price Gains Slow In May – Yahoo News

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U.S. seasonally adjusted home prices fall in May: S&P/Case-Shiller – Yahoo News

View photo A real state sign is seen near a row of homes in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood in San Francisco, California NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. single-family home prices fell in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, falling short of expectations calling for a slight gain, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas declined 0.3 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis. A Reuters poll of economists forecast a gain of 0.2 percent. Non-seasonally adjusted prices rose 1.1 percent in the 20 cities, compared to an expectation of a 1.5 percent rise. http://news.yahoo.com/u-seasonally-adjusted-home-prices-fall-may-p-131120994–business.html

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