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
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.