Education News Archive - July 12, 2008

By LOS ANGELES TIMES HAWTHORNE, Calif. - Students at Hip Hop High know about adversity. For many, life has been a minefield of gangs, violence and family chaos. They were academic failures, many of them, kicked out of schools, allowed to fail their way from one grade to the next.

OPPOSITION councillors and parents have accused the local education authority of abandoning a Hull secondary school, which is crippled by an exodus of teachers and which is at risk of falling into special measures.

By JAMES HANNAH DAYTON, Ohio Former faculty at Antioch College, which is temporarily closing amid financial problems, plan to teach in coffee shops, bookstores and parks to keep alive the spirit of the private school known for its pioneering academic programs.

By Martha Woodall and Dan Hardy, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 12--An ongoing federal investigation at Philadelphia Academy Charter School prompted the Rendell administration last week to draft a school-code provision prohibiting charter school administrators from collecting multiple salaries.

By Courtney Cairns Pastor, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 12--UPDATED: TAMPA -- Alonso got its first A, and Chamberlain and Leto high schools pulled themselves up from D's in the most recent release of school grades. Area high schools fared well when the state issued its school grades Tuesday.

By Michele Sager, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 12--TEMPLE TERRACE -- When students at Florida College Academy head back to class in August, they'll find a new face leading them. Lynn Wade is the new principal at the private school.

By Sianez, David M Integrating communication technology into a K-5 curriculum is manifested through a focused mission, creativity, cooperation, and academic diligence.

By Dean Poling, The Valdosta Daily Times, Ga. Jul. 12--VALDOSTA -- While students are starting the countdown to the first day of classes, many area teachers have already been back to school.

By Joy Campbell, Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky. Jul. 12--Tracy Marksberry, the executive director of The Learning Community, has taken on another leadership role directing the Regional Alliance for Education (P-16 Council).

By Rebecca Vandermeulen, Reading Eagle, Pa. Jul. 12--Although he's been an administrator for nearly two decades, Dr. Gary L. Otto hasn't fallen out of touch with what it's like to be a teacher. He believes that will help him in his new role as Daniel Boone School District superintendent.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.