Education News Archive - July 11, 2008

It's the stuff that dreams - and feelgood novels - are made off. A council estate lad, the first in his family to win a place at university, ends up headmaster of a fine independent school.

By Gina Kinslow, Glasgow Daily Times, Ky. Jul. 10--GLASGOW -- Glasgow Christian Academy has been accredited by a national accreditation organization, something the school's faculty and staff have been trying to achieve for quite some time. The school became accredited in mid-June.

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Supporters of Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. plans to build and renovate several schools began a twofold mission Wednesday. First, they circulated petitions for a Nov. 4 referendum on the $149 million bond issue.

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com More social workers, mental health services and anti-drug and alcohol programs are coming to the region's rural school districts, thanks to a $5.6 million federal grant.

By Valorie Eversole, Shelbyville Daily Union, Ill. Jul. 10--The names and faces may be familiar, but the job titles have changed. Okaw Valley Schools have three new administrators for the 2008-2009 school year, but all three have experience teaching in the Okaw Valley school system.

By Lori Consalvo Patty Taylor has spent the last six years studying to be an elementary schoolteacher. She went through all the right steps - undergraduate studies at Cal Poly Pomona, the credential program, student teaching - and now she can start the process of applying for jobs.

By Rachel Vaughan A day after the state Board of Education mandated that algebra be taught in eighth-grade classrooms, local school districts felt confident in their students' ability.

By Monica Rodriguez Photo Gallery: Space Camp POMONA - Students enrolled in Space Camp at Cortez Mathematics and Science Magnet School took turns Thursday morning standing in for the planet Mars.

By Greg Gelpi Class is out for pupils, but some Richmond County teachers were scribbling notes, taking tests and engulfing themselves in history Friday.

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 Oakland Intermediate School in Roanoke will stay open for one more year. School officials had hoped to move Oakland's students into nearby Preston Park Primary School next year and move the Noel C.

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