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Education News Archive - June 20, 2008

I Read with interest Kathie McInnes's article in The Sentinel Tuesday, June 17 "Could Trentham High be saved in collaboration with St Joseph's?" along with numerous responses on the Sentinel's website. The responses are somewhat mixed and I believe mostly missing the point.

By Katy Murphy, The Oakland Tribune, Calif. Jun. 19--A new report by EdSource, a nonpartisan educational research group based in California, found that public, independently run charter middle schools and high schools did much better than their noncharter counterparts on 2007 state tests.

By Karen Zapf Gretchen Bazala enjoys being involved in parent-teacher association at the White Oak Elementary School, saying she never has to beg parents to become involved. "For some events, we have 50 to 60 parents who volunteer," said Bazala of White Oak, the organization's vice president.

By Tawnya Panizzi On a snowy day in February 1958, Fairview Elementary School opened its doors to anxious staff and students who were previously piled 40 to a class at Dorseyville Elementary.

By McCall, Ava L Janssen, Brenda; Riederer, Kathy ABSTRACT.

By Tony Sapochetti, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jun. 20--PONTIAC -- The Pontiac Elementary School District 429 board members applauded Thursday evening when they heard the junior high school made adequate yearly progress for 2008, satisfying federal education standards.

By Emrich, Anne Bond Thomas M.

By Lang, K J More than 3,000 students from area colleges were recently handed diplomas and are taking their first steps into the career world. And despite the slowing economy, those steps often lead graduates into jobs in their field of study.

By Chris Manning, The Daily Review, Towanda, Pa. Jun. 20--WAVERLY -- The Waverly School Board Thursday approved the purchase of new reading materials for kindergarten through second grade as part of the federal Response to Intervention (RTI) mandate.

By Tiffany Peden, The Daily Review, Towanda, Pa. Jun. 20--ATHENS -- Imagine graduating from high school with a year of college already out of the way. According to Jane Montague, this is entirely possible at Athens Area High School with the dual enrollment program.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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