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Education News Archive - July 01, 2008

By Jacqueline Dolanj.dolan@bepp.co.uk In 1858, Dundry Church of England Primary School was opened to educate the children of engineers and manufacturers in the parish. Today, the popular North Somerset primary school is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a number of events.

By Olivier Vergnault Eleven teachers, headteachers and governors have been recognised by their pupils and peers in this year's Teaching Awards.

A devon school has become one of the first in the country to join what the Prime Minister has dubbed the "world classroom". Pupils at Brixham College are now set to forge ties with Lojwa Community Day Secondary in Malawi as part of a project devised by children's charity Plan.

Oldway Primary School has been trialling teaching maths - Japanese style. Teachers at the school have taken part in a project, funded by the National Centre of Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics, showing an innovative way of teaching maths.

One of the oldest schools in the country has celebrated its 450th birthday. Alleyne's High School was originally founded in 1558 by the Reverend Thomas Alleyne, who left money in trust for the foundation of a grammar school for boys in Stone.

The second phase of an education revolution has moved closer after plans for a new Southway primary school got the go-ahead. Beechwood Primary School in Rockfield Avenue will be part of the Southernway Federation - two federated schools with a joint governing body.

By Aimi Moores Pupils past and present gathered to celebrate the 40th birthday of a village primary school. A special event was held on Saturday at Scholar Green Primary School, which opened on July 12, 1968.

Orange Unified School District Rates for At-Risk Students Passing the Math Section of the CAHSEE Jumped From an Average of 50% to 89% for Participating Students Using the BrainX Learning Solution BrainX, Inc., Camarillo Sue Callender, 805-384-1001 Sue.Callender@brainx.com www.brainx.com Logo: http://www.brainx.com In a determined effort to improve the pass rate of English language learner students on the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), educators at Orange Unified School District in California investigated various ways in which they might significantly raise student achievement levels for this at-risk population of students.

By DEB AUSTIN BROWN THIS is the most exciting time in state history for West Virginia teachers and students. This is the time I have waited for my entire 32-year teaching career.

HEAD TEACHER Neil Charlton discovered his passion for teaching while serving as an officer in the Army. He was asked to teach fellow soldiers while working as an engineer in the Army and enjoyed it so much he decided to become a secondary school physics teacher.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'