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Education News Archive - June 19, 2008

A shake-up of secondary education in Scarborough loomed larger yesterday when it was announced parents, staff and the local community of Graham and Raincliffe schools were being consulted about a partnership. School rolls are falling across the country and the seaside town is no exception.

By ROGER McBAIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7520 or mcbainr@courierpress.com When the cardiologist told Jon Siau he needed quadruple bypass surgery, the Evansville North High School art teacher had one question. "I've got to get back to school," he told the doctor.

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com BOONVILLE, Ind.

By Bill Zlatos Pittsburgh Public Schools administrators warned the school board Wednesday evening of the dangers of keeping asbestos-ridden Schenley High School open. Board member Randall Taylor asked during the agenda review meeting if Schenley would be unsafe it were still open in September.

By David Page When the University of Central Oklahoma started developing its Master of Business Administration program, the goal was to approach the teaching of business functions from a different angle.

Hundreds of GCSE and sixth-form pupils from across Lincolnshire turned out for a careers and education day at the Engine Shed in Lincoln. The event was staged yesterday by Connexions to help give students a better idea of which university or job to choose when they leave school.

By DEANNA MARTIN, Associated Press writer INDIANAPOLIS - About half of Hispanic high school students in Indiana would be the first in their families to attend college, but most feel they can't afford a higher education, according to a new survey.

By JUSTIN POPE, AP education writer To hear many students tell it, law school is a guaranteed ticket to a well-paying career. So a recent milestone must have sounded like good news.

By TODD, Rebecca Funding cuts in Canterbury University's College of Arts are affecting the quality of education, students say.

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It wasn't that long ago that house mothers vetted male visitors in the "beau room" of sororities and all-female residence halls.

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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