Education News Archive - June 28, 2008

By David Ball, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jun. 28--PORT ARTHUR -- Maureen Vurlicer has been a teacher practically all of her life -- 32 years in public schools and teaching at a parochial school as a teenager in Philadelphia before that.

By Encarnacion Pyle, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 28--A year ago, students, professors and alumni were vigorously debating whether President Roderick J. McDavis had the right qualities to lead Ohio University.

By Richard Garner Education Editor A leading grammar school will become the first selective state school to sponsor a secondary modern which is gearing up to become one of the Government's flagship academies.

By Michael R. Sisak, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jun. 28--LEHMAN TWP.

By Patrick W. Connelly, The Herald, Sharon, Pa. Jun. 28--BROOKFIELD -- A lawsuit contesting Brookfield Local School District's refusal to bus students to a pair of Warren, Ohio, private schools could soon be decided.

By Eva-Marie Ayala and Shirley Jinkins, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun.

By AARON MACKEY Better K-12 math, science education aim of several new degree programs FLAGSTAFF - University of Arizona officials hope to better prepare future teachers by creating several new degree programs aimed at improving the state's K-12 education system.

Word of the Day
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.