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Education News Archive - June 22, 2008

Cameras will be rolling later this year at a North Lincolnshire secondary school, which has stormed to success after being awarded specialist status in media and the arts. North Axholme School, at Crowle, has been given the academic gold star after applying to achieve specialist status in March.

Derbyshire County Council, the education authority for schools outside the city, issued this statement yesterday: "Neil Challis had taught in six Derbyshire schools. "He was a supervised student teacher in one and worked as a supply teacher in the other five.

A Derby primary teacher who photographed himself raping a little girl had thousands of other indecent pictures on his computer. Among Neil Challis' collection of images were indecent photographs of two girls he took at schools where he worked, by pointing the camera up their skirts.

LUCKNOW: Principals and teachers of the colleges associated with the Lucknow University (LU) have asked varsity authorities to relax rules regarding appointment of teachers in undergraduate management and computer courses, so that they can meet necessary requirement for renewal and regularisation of courses as early as possible.

By Eric Hrin, The Daily Review, Towanda, Pa. Jun. 22--TROY -- Kinder Camp is a go in the Troy Area School District. At its recent, the school board approved the program, which will be funded through the Accountability Block Grant.

By Ericka Mellon, Houston Chronicle Jun. 22--At a recent job fair, a 22-year-old aspiring teacher wore a name tag that said she majored in math. Immediately, Anastasia Batsios became one of the most popular recruits in the room.

By Dan Whisenhunt, The Anniston Star, Ala. Jun. 22--PIEDMONT -- The high school sits wrapped in Appalachian foothills, like a secret held in the palm of a folded hand. It's summer now. The hallways are quiet and clean; a few students are in summer school.

By Dan Voelpel, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jun. 22--See Johnny borrow money. See Johnny spend money. Spend, Johnny, spend. Johnny did not save. Oh no, Johnny! See Johnny declare bankruptcy. Cry, Johnny, cry. America's teenagers can't manage their money.

By Eric Hrin, The Daily Review, Towanda, Pa. Jun. 22--CANTON -- Canton Area Superintendent Jeff Johnston is anxiously awaiting news about the Pre-K Counts program.

By George B. Sanchez, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jun. 22--When officials hired Roger Pfeuffer four years ago to run Tucson's largest school district, they hoped he'd bring a sense of calm to a chaotic situation.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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