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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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