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Education News Archive - June 25, 2008

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Plans for a large-scale overhaul of Evansville's public school system are moving ahead, but voters still will have the final say this fall.

Vice principals often get the tough job of handling student discipline. John Skinner, assistant principal and dean at North High School, falls into that category.

A liskeard primary school has been praised as an "improving school with well-behaved and enthusiastic pupils" in a report by education inspectors. And the Ofsted report said that St Martin's Primary was well- placed to get even better.

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. announced a shakeup of principals on Monday. Here are the new hires, which were approved by the School Board: n Vicki Duncan is the new principal of Scott Elementary School.

The Edgewood-Colesburg School District plans to offer preschool classes for two full days each week this fall. An application sent by the district to the Department of Education for a preschool grant recently was accepted. The program is available to students who will turn 4 years old by Sept. 15.

JOHOR BARU: Seventy-four Year Five pupils of SK Taman Nusa Perintis 1 in Gelang Patah near here learnt English the fun way yesterday - the NiEXUS workshop way. They took part in activities designed to improve their grammar and vocabulary online.

By Dan Walters The Legislature's budget analyst issued a report last week on the chronic problems that the state's community colleges encounter in instilling the fundamental reading, writing and mathematics skills their students need to obtain college educations.

By Scanlon, David Modern American special education was begun out of concerns for effective transitions.

Pagano & Co. Christina Pagano, 212-213-2851 paganopr@aol.com New York City Outward Bound announced today that Fiona Hollands, an independent education researcher, Andrew (Drew) Lipsher, partner at Greycroft LLC, Jason Rapp, CEO of Gifts.com an InterActive Corp.

By Scanlon, David Saxon, Karyn; Cowell, Molly; Kenny, Maureen E; Perez- Gualdron, Leyla; Jernigan, Maryam The young adult years (approximately the age when one leaves high school to age 23) are pivotal to adult life success.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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