Education News Archive - May 24, 2007

By BETH REESE CRAVEY When Ben Wortham arrived in 1968 for his first teaching job, Clay County had 8,000 students in 10 schools and his annual salary was a whopping $6,800. He thought he was rich. "I couldn't imagine how I could get rid of all that money," he said, with a chuckle.

Some are tennis players who managed to study even while competing in international tours, some are students who found the pace and order of traditional schools uninspiring, and others are aspiring ballerinas who were able to devote hours to their art at prestigious dance schools.

DISTINCTIONS Chris Blackwood, son of Vaden and Nancy Blackwood of Virginia Beach, and a student at Frank W. Cox High School, recently served as a page for the North Carolina House of Representatives. Air Force Airman Calvin D. Slade Jr.

LOS ANGELES, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools announced today it has received $10 million in grants, led by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, to help open 13 new charter schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

By Sara Leaming, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. May 24--OLYMPIA -- A former Spokane Valley private school teacher appeared before education officials here Wednesday in an attempt to clear his record.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.