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
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'