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Education News Archive - June 14, 2008

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com A new citizens group is vowing to fight for approval of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. strategic plan.

A Grammar school has made the grade after a Government inspection. Carre's Grammar School in Sleaford was given an overall 'good' with emphasis placed on some 'outstanding features' by Ofsted inspectors.

Staff and parents at Carbeile Junior School in Torpoint are celebrating after the school was praised by independent inspectors as 'a good school in which pupils achieve well'. Ofsted praised the consistently good quality teaching and excellent care, guidance and support provided for children.

By JOI LOUVIERE, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7419 or louvierej@courierpress.com Fourth-graders at Fairlawn Elementary School have been digging in the dirt outside the school for treasure. It's part of the school's archaeology-themed summer program.

THE Government is behaving like the worst kind of school bully - picking on the most vulnerable child in the playground and pummelling him without mercy.

Four local teachers are among a dozen finalists for the state's 2009 Teacher of the Year award, the state Department of Education announced Thursday.

AN INNER-CITY Yorkshire school which went from special measures to being ranked as outstanding is being hailed as an inspiration for other failing schools to follow in a new report calling for a zero- tolerance approach to unruly pupils.

By Gina Delfavero Charishma Soni, an Indiana Area Senior High School nominee, took private voice lessons with Kristi Dearing and put her vocal talents to use as a member of her school's acappella choir and Madrigal Singers.

By Mickey Zezzo Contributing Writer BEAVERCREEK -- Ben Heider for president! That's a little far-fetched, of course, and maybe just dream material for the scholarly Carroll High School 2008 grad.

A Greater Latrobe School District English teacher is one of 12 finalists for the 2009 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year award. Rebecca Snyder, an English teacher in the district's senior high school, will vie for the title to be announced in October.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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