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Education News Archive - June 23, 2008

By Barbara Hollenbaugh Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus will present a series of summer programs for children ages 6 to 12 and for teenagers.

By Terri Cullen My husband, Gerry, and I are in our early 40s, so this June, we've been deluged with invitations to high-school graduation parties as our friends prepare to send their teenagers off to college.

By Jennifer Smith Richards, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 22--Mohamed Moallin stands at the chalkboard and, in a thick accent, says words such as phenotypes and heterozygous to a roomful of students who are still learning to speak English.

The head of The Ellis School in Shadyside has announced plans to retire at the end of the 2008-09 school year. The all girls private K-12 school has an enrollment of 470. Mary Grant, who has held the position at Ellis since 2002, previously worked for 11 years at Springside School in Philadelphia.

By Tim Puko Kristin Olejar is one of the best students at Sto-Rox High School, but she thinks she needs a little more than that to compete. She'll spend her summer studying molecular biology at Duquesne University through a program called Project SEED.

THE mission to provide a high standard of education is the priority of University of Strathclyde Business School. Its associate dean and international director Professor Colin Eden said: "We do not produce programmes such as the MBA to make money.

THERE has been an upward spiral in the number of juveniles caught by the police for criminal offences. In Kuala Lumpur alone last year, 86 schoolchildren, some as young as 12, committed violent crimes, revealed the city police chief on Thursday.

JOHOR BARU: The Newspaper-in-Education (NIE) unit of the New Straits Times Sdn Bhd will conduct NiEXUS workshops for students at 34 schools nationwide from June until August.

By Mark Hofmann A Uniontown Summer Reading Camp is in its fourth year of bringing children up to speed with their reading and writing skills.

The University of Pittsburgh will play host to 25 educators from across the country at its Voices Across Time Summer Institute from July 7 to Aug. 8.

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.