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Education News Archive - July 10, 2008

While many youngsters spend their summer near a pool, students attending the West Virginia Governor's School for Mathematics and Science (GSMS) will be exploring museums in Washington, D.C., and navigating their way through the stars in an indoor planetarium.

By Vicki Mathias; Linda Tanner epnews Parents and neighbours have hit back at the city council's plans for a pounds7 million primary school project at Sefton Park. The council wants to merge the popular and successful infant and junior schools into an all-through primary school.

Three small Bristol primary schools are earmarked for closure in a citywide shake-up. Each is putting forward a strong case to remain open. Today, education correspondent LINDA TANNER looks at St Pius X Catholic Primary in Withywood.

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Indiana is one of six states that in the future will tailor assistance to low-income, struggling schools based on the schools' level of need.

Pittsburgh Public Schools will get more than $600,000 for three years and possibly as much as $1.25 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Education to help start a University Prep 6-12 school at the former Milliones School in the Hill District.

By Phyllis Coulter, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 10--NORMAL -- The Unit 5 school district, which celebrated on Wednesday the 60th anniversary of its own founding, moved closer to creating the area's first charter school.

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Summer school is becoming more vital for a growing number of Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. students.

By Troy Graham, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 10--Gloucester County College's trustees have unanimously appointed Russell A. Davis president of the two-year institution. The board voted July 1, and the appointment was immediately effective, the school said yesterday.

By HANNAH TAYLOR Pupils and staff at a Torquay primary school are celebrating after receiving a double dose of 'outstanding' praise by inspectors. Ilsham Church of England Primary School has been classed as 'outstanding' by inspectors from the Office for Standards in Education.

By David Ball, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jul. 10--PORT ARTHUR -- Dr. Mark Porterie, Port Arthur Independent School District assistant superintendent wanted to relay a message to Booker T.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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