Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas The Kazakhs dropped the first set but eventually overcame the Vietnamese, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-20, to likewise tote a 2-0 slate.Vietnam is at 0-2.The classification stage will be used to determine the eight teams’ seeding come the quarterfinals.Japan actually owns a 3-0 record but with Australia getting eliminated from the tournament, its win over the Aussies won’t be counted in the classification rounds. —WITH REPORTS FROM BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NETADVERTISEMENT CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKorea handed the Philippines another loss, 25-23, 25-18, 25-12, in the Asian Volleyball Championship (AVC) Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship classification stage on Sunday at Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna.The Koreans, ranked 10th in the world along with the Argentines, are undefeated in two matches in the classification stage.They have a shot at a top-four seeding in the quarterfinal round.The Philippines, meanwhile, absorbed its second straight loss. On Saturday, it bowed to Kazakhstan, 23-25, 20-25, 19-25.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Philippines whipped Hong Kong, 25-16, 25-21,25-17, to jump-start its group stage campaign on Wednesday.In other matches, Japan and Kazakhstan also prevailed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Japan, No. 6 in the world, swept Taiwan, 25-19, 25-16, 25-20, to also improve to 2-0.The Taiwanese slipped to 1-1. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Netball aims to do better in KL meet
1 Aston Villa outcast Antonio Luna has returned to Spain after agreeing a two-year deal with Eibar.The 24-year-old full-back arrived at Villa Park in a £2m switch from Sevilla in 2013 and got off to a great start, scoring on his debut in a 3-1 win at Arsenal.But his time in the Midlands quickly turned sour and he made just 16 more appearances for the club, with his last outing coming in January 2014.He has spent time on loan at Hellas Verone and Spezia since then but he has now left Villa on a permanent basis.Spaniard Luna has signed a two-year deal with Eibar who will kick off next season in the Spanish second tier after relegation from La Liga last term.Confirming the switch, Aston Villa tweeted: “Good luck to @AntoniiioLuna who leaves us to join @SDEibar. Best of the luck for the future Antonio! #AVFC”
“We have provided multiple opportunities for kids to go to tutoring specifically to work on (the exit exam). We even provide special classes for kids after, before and during school. Some kids have not taken advantage of that,” Woodard said. Because of legislation passed in January, special education students received a one-time exemption this year from the requirement under certain circumstances. The exemption applies to students with disabilities who were identified to be on track for graduation in 2006, have an individual education plan, completed or are about to complete other graduation requirements, received tutoring, and have taken the exit exam at least twice after 10th grade, including once during their senior year. Of the 210 students who have not passed the English portion of the exit exam, 50 at this point have sufficient credits and, assuming they complete other graduation requirements such as the senior project, are otherwise on track to graduate were it not for the exit exam. Of the 335 who have not passed the math section, 94 are on track to graduate. Of the district’s 503 English-language learners who are seniors, 324, or 64 percent, have passed the English portion, and 320, or 63 percent, have passed the math. Of the 166 English-learning students who have not passed the English portion, 51 are on track for graduation; of the 170 who have not passed math, 47 are on track to graduate. Of 588 special education students, 210 have passed the English section, and 188 have passed the math. Of the 378 special education students who have not passed the English, 102 are on track to graduate; of the 400 who have not passed math, 123 are on track to graduate. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – At least 90 percent of seniors in the Antelope Valley Union High School District have passed the state high school exit exam required this year for the first time to earn a diploma. Of 3,489 seniors, 94 percent have passed the English portion of the California High School Exit Exam, while 90.4 percent have passed the math section. “Obviously we are very optimistic about the fact that 90 percent can pass. My concern is that gap – where are those students?” said Brent Woodard, director of curriculum and instruction. “Part of that 10 percent wouldn’t graduate anyway because of lack of credits, senior project or other issues. Five percent will not pass only because of (the exit exam). That’s a great concern. We don’t want it to be a barrier.” The class of 2006 is the first to be required to pass the exit exam in order to graduate. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Authorized by state lawmakers in 1999, the exit exam was originally to take effect in 2004. It was delayed until this year because of questions over whether students were adequately prepared and knew about the test. In the Los Angeles Unified School District, nearly 20 percent of seniors have not yet passed the test, officials said. High school students have six chances to pass the exam. They can it take once in their sophomore year, twice in their junior year and three times in their senior year. Seniors who have not passed the exit exam yet can take the test for the last time on March 21 and 22. In the event they do not pass, options are being weighed that would allow students more chances to get a diploma, including adult education, independent study, extra instruction including during the summer, or returning for a fifth year of high school.