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Education News Archive - June 13, 2008

By Eric Hrin, The Daily Review, Towanda, Pa. Jun. 13--Heather McPherson, the Northeast Bradford High School principal, has been hired as the acting superintendent of the Northeast Bradford School District. The board hired her during the June 5 regular meeting.

By Ericka Mellon, Houston Chronicle Jun. 13--The Houston school board unanimously approved a $3.4 million makeover Thursday of troubled Sam Houston High School -- a reform that's won cautious praise from several national experts who say success will depend on staffing, support and leadership.

By Brian Wallace Manheim Township school board plans to name Robert Gene Freeman, the head of a small school district in Carbon County, as the district's new superintendent next week.

By Paul Loraine SCHOOLS Minister Ed Balls was slated by North teachers last night after he defended Government plans which could see the closure of schools deemed to be under-performing on GCSE marks.

CHILDREN are preparing to step out on parade to bid a fond farewell to their school. The 35 youngsters who are left at Princess Louise First School in Blyth are working hard on banners they will march with from their old school to their new school - Newsham First School - next month.

Schools and universities are being undermined by a craze for encouraging students to talk about their feelings at the expense of intellectual rigour, the authors of a new book claim.

Crista Mendoza, a 2004 graduate of Redlands East Valley High School and daughter of Ted and Martha Mendoza of Redlands, will receive her bachelor of arts degree in psychology June 15 from Stanford University.

By Barbara O'Brien Lunch prices are going up in Orchard Park Central schools. This year, the school district absorbed the increasing cost of food, which includes the increase in the cost to deliver it.

By Jean Murphy A local family who lost their home and most of their belongings in a house fire last November will be the beneficiaries of an open house/fundraising sale from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Norway General Store, 50 and 56 E. Northwest Highway, Mount Prospect.

Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin