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New Legislation To Be Proposed In Virginia On School Textbooks

Posted by on Sunday, 2 January, 2011

 – Last year, a couple of books were approved by textbook review committees in Virginia for use in social studies teachings. But after state-appointed scholars last month found dozens of historical inaccuracies in the texts, Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria) will introduce a bill tomorrow that will overhaul the adoption process the state uses for textbooks. The new legislation will make book publishers responsible for the content, not panels consisting mostly of school teachers.

Publishers will have to become certified with the Virginia Board of Education before their books are authorized to be used in public schools. The certification process will require that publishers prove that their books are examined by subject-area specialists. These specialists’ expertise will have to be approved by the Board of Education. In addition, publishers will have to assume responsibility for correcting any mistakes that are discovered.

Currently, the Education Department approves textbooks one at a time. Approvals depend largely on whether the content is in correlation with the state’s Standards of Living. The result is that many small publishers are tailoring books to the state’s curriculum to get them in circulation, but not necessarily taking the care needed to confirm the contents.

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Baltimore Net Radio To Host Brenda Lee Live On Streaming Radio

Posted by on Saturday, 20 November, 2010

– (Baltimore, MD) Baltimore Net Radio, an independent internet broadcasting station and affiliate of Fredericksburg Network Radio of Virginia, takes it up a notch on Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 1 – 4pm NYT by honoring the birthday of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Brenda Lee.  This three hour live broadcast will pay tribute to Miss Lee by celebrating her and her magnificent career spanning six decades.  Listeners will be delighted by Brenda’s classic hits from a long string of Pop, Rock, Country, R&B, and Rockabilly.  An interview with Brenda will be streamed during the tribute along with many birthday greetings from her fans and contemporaries.  Miss Brenda Lee herself is expected to call during the tribute for a brief chat.  The broadcast will stream live from both and with Mary Anne Barothy and Mike DeVita as your hosts.  

Brenda Lee has charted in more genres’-including Pop, Rock, R&B, Adult Contemporary, and Country– than any other woman in recording history. From her debut platform as a million selling teenage rock & roll icon of the early ’60’s, her multi-gold and platinum awards have been built by memorable hits songs such as I’m Sorry, Sweet Nothin’s, I Want To Be Wanted, Break It To Me Gently, and the perennial favorite, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree to mention only a few of her score of signature classics.

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