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Education News Archive - June 27, 2008

By EMMA PEARCY The new head teacher of a Heathfield school, criticised by education inspectors, has today vowed to improve standards.

By Ralph E. Shaffer CHARTER school proponents love to brag about the large number of their high school graduates who move on to college.

By Airan Scruby -- Photo Gallery: Kindergarten Kickoff LA HABRA - Preschoolers and their families practiced this week to move up to the big leagues at a Kindergarten Kickoff, sponsored by the Children's Museum at La Habra.

By Katherine Leal Unmuth, The Dallas Morning News Jun. 27--The Texas Education Agency has exercised poor oversight of alternative certification training programs for teachers, according to a state auditor's report scheduled for release Friday.

Anthony Graglia had gotten out of basic training on Sept. 7, 2001, just four days before the worst terrorist attack to ever take place on American soil. The Glendora High School graduate had decided to join the Army to fund his educational ambitions.

By Lori Stahl and Kent Fischer, The Dallas Morning News Jun. 27--Dallas school district trustees were under fire from a standing-room-only crowd Thursday evening.

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 The Roanoke County School Board and Superintendent Lorraine Lange have signed a new contract that will have Lange running the school system until 2012.

To: EDUCATION EDITORS Contact: Mary Ann Strombitski, +1-303-299-3609, mstrombitski@ecs.org, or Ashley Zaleski, +1-303-299-3698, azaleski@ecs.org, both of ECS, fax +1-303-296-8332 DENVER, June 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Top education leaders from across the 50 states will gather in Austin, TX, June 30 - July 2, at the 2008 National Forum on Education Policy.

By Zak Minor, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jun. 27--Christie Pica, math teacher and head of the math department at Queens Lake Middle School, was recently named the school's Teacher of the Year. Pica started teaching after college to pay the bills, but soon discovered that it was her calling.

By Jessica Schonberg / jschonberg@heraldonline.com John and Christina Davis are looking for something different from what Rock Hill public schools offer. They don't bash the public schools.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.