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Education News Archive - June 18, 2008

IT seems as if no one at Dolores Street Elementary likes Principal Anna Barraza.

By Sara Schilling, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jun. 17--The Finley School Board has adopted a $9.84 million general fund budget for next school year that includes adding another math teacher and doesn't make any major staff or program cuts.

Primary pupils in the north of the county are being trained to help younger children learn as part of a Derbyshire County Council tutoring scheme. The project is run by the authority's advisory and inspection service with the educational charity, the Derbyshire University of the First Age.

Students from Sweden have visited Burton College to learn more about the fabrication and welding techniques that it teaches. The college's faculty of technology has played host to students and staff from the Sweden Fredrik Further Education College in Haninge, Stockholm.

By DENNIS McCARTHY "They're all great kids who have worked hard to get to where they are, but they would never have been able to afford college without David's help." -- Sharon Thomas, principal of Taft High School in Woodland Hills.

By KATHIE MCINNES Two schools which have drawn up plans to join forces will present their ideas to a panel of councillors within weeks. Trentham High and St Joseph's College, in Trent Vale, want to set up the formal collaboration so they can share some teachers, expertise and facilities.

A SECONDARY school has come out of special measures after Ofsted inspectors found it to be "good, with very good aspects". The City School, in Stradbroke Road in south-east Sheffield, was placed in special measures after an inspection in March 2007.

By Czerne M. Reid, The State, Columbia, S.C. Jun. 18--Beth Register started graduate school in nursing after retiring from the Air Force four years ago.

By Arjun Goswami What a ride these 17 years have been. I will never forget all the memories I made, the places I visited, and the wonderful people I met. When I was just a little boy, my mom used to walk with me from my apartment on Artesia Boulevard to the north Torrance library.

By Phyllis Coulter, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jun. 18--NORMAL -- Community volunteers and Unit 5 school board members got their first chance Tuesday to see the newest renderings and site plans for schools the district intends to build.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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