Education News Archive - June 30, 2008

THE field of information technology continues to offer wide career opportunities for those equipped with the right knowledge, as the use of computing technology has become indispensable in the workplace.

By Chok Suat Ling THE Mid-Term Review of the Ninth Malaysia Plan restated the government's commitment to make national schools the school of choice for all Malaysians. That will take much more than the proposals stipulate, writes CHOK SUAT LING.

By Wendy K. Kleinman, The Oklahoman Jun. 30--More than 1,000 middle and high school students in Oklahoma take classes online, with some earning their diplomas solely through virtual schoolwork.

By Pat Shaver, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jun. 30--CEDAR RAPIDS -- Elementary students in the United States have a hard time imagining walking six to eight miles a night to sleep in a safe place. While students here have many educational resources, Ugandan children have very few.

PORTLAND, Ore., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has selected Learning.com to assess students' technology proficiency in a two-year pilot program in a sampling of Texas school districts.

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Jennifer Kaplan, +1-202-693-5052, or Terry Shawn, +1- 202-693-4676, both of U.S. Department of Labor Philadelphia-area schools nearly sweep competition WASHINGTON,June 30/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

SETDA released today a free, online resource that helps teachers use technology to engage students more effectively in core subject areas like math, science, social studies and reading.

By Sarah Hofius Hall, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Jun. 28--There needs to be an addition to classrooms: more math education. A majority of Americans say schools are spending too much time teaching the wrong subjects, according to a poll released Friday by The Associated Press.

SAN ANTONIO, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE(R)) launched the next generation of standards for teachers' use of technology at the 29th annual National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) on Monday, June 30.

By Andrea Natekar, The Tribune, Mesa, Ariz. Jun. 30--Spanish. English. Pima. Some of Arizona's greatest education dilemmas deal with the languages that are heard -- or not heard -- in its classrooms and homes.

Word of the Day
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'