Education News Archive - January 15, 2008

By Harlin, Rebecca P This issue features seven studies that address affective as well as academic educational outcomes. The first article incorporates teachers' perceptions of the role of technology in supporting English language learners' writing.


Physical Education teachers throughout the country are focusing more on teaching individual activities, such as yoga, weightlifting and martial arts, instead of traditional team sports.

By Cynthia Needham; Journal Staff Writer In many districts, leaders with little or no experience in the top job face serious budget woes and increasing expectations for student achievement. *** There are times when Kenneth Sheehan feels overwhelmed.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.