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Education News Archive - June 15, 2008

Children from primary schools across North Somerset are visiting Weston College to learn more about further education. They are taking part in a national project, called Professor Fluffy, which aims to raise youngsters' aspirations and knowledge about college and university.

I felt compelled to write this letter and defend Torquay Community College as I feel it's about time someone said something positive. My heart sank when I heard the news item this week about so- called failing schools that have a low percentage of pupils reaching five Grade C levels in their GCSEs.

I Write in response to the Government's National Challenge announcement for schools ('Under-fire schools react to ultimatum', June 11).

By Researched by Tom Atchley Lugonia was the first school built in what is now Redlands in 1877. Named by County Superintendent Charles R. Paine, the one-room schoolhouse stood on the northwest corner of Lugonia Avenue and Church Street. George W. Beattie was the 18-year-old first teacher.

By Alan Bonsteel How low can the California Department of Education stoop in trying to hide our high school dropout crisis? This year, they've sunk to new depths.

We asked one graduate from each of Portsmouth's public high schools to look back on their four years.

Our view: Arts agency, charter school, private company are joining forces; pact could benefit students, artists, city's core Here's a bit of Downtown redevelopment news that has nothing to do with Rio Nuevo or the city government.

By Bayne Hughes, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Jun. 15--Decatur City Schools has a new program that school officials hope pushes reading scores past their wildest imaginations. They said "Imagine It" is the first systematic reading and language program for grades pre-kindergarten through fifth.

By Bonnie L. Cook and Kristin E. Holmes, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jun. 15--Editor's note: Because of a production error, the Main Line Neighbors account of the impact of Classrooms for the Future on local schools was printed here last week. This is the version that should have appeared.

By Doug Belden, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun. 15--It's taking the biggest budget cut of any school in the St. Paul district -- $1.75 million. It is projected to lose nearly 200 students.

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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