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Education News Archive - June 16, 2008

By Larry Gierer, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga. Jun. 16--How Rigdon Road Elementary aced the CRCT Phyllis Jones has heard the talk.

WHEN the school's predecessor Binley Woods Middle School was founded pupils were aged from eight to 12. At the time, Warwickshire County Council had a system of first schools, taking five to eight-year-olds, middle schools taking eight to 12-year-olds and secondary schools taking older children.

STAFF at Binley Woods Primary School work together for the good of the pupils. That was one of the verdicts of an inspector from the Office of Standards in Education who visited the school in March.

By Violet Spader, Enid News & Eagle, Okla. Jun. 16--The Enid High School class of 2009 may celebrate its commencement on Thursday, May 21, 2009. School board members have discussed ways to improve EHS' graduation ceremonies, and setting a date is the next step in the process.

By Canan Tasci FONTANA - Heritage Intermediate School is in the perfect location. The elementary schools are farther south and the high school is north - positioning Heritage right in the middle.

By Cureton, Sara Varied educational backgrounds and a shared passion for education brought three Henderson mothers together in a business venture that intends not to rival, but rather complement the public school district.

By Kasey, Pam MORGANTOWN - An internal audit of all West Virginia University executive MBA student records going back to the program's inception in 1995 is well under way. "Our goal is to have it completed by the end of June," said College of Business and Economics Associate Dean Cyril Logar.

By Darst, Paul A familiar face soon will be at the helm of Marshall University's College of Information Technology and Engineering. Betsy Ennis Dulin served as dean from 2002 to 2006, and the university announced May 21 that she would assume those responsibilities again beginning June 1.

By Deb Kollars, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jun. 16--A fresh jobs forecast for the Sacramento region shows tens of thousands of new openings coming our way, but not all are the type public schools are emphasizing.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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