Education News Archive - July 13, 2008

By Chris Togneri Age: 30 Residence: Mars Family: Wife, Nancy Occupation: Director of diversity and global education at Sewickley Academy in Edgeworth Education: Holmes first studied at Morehouse College, then earned a bachelor's degree in English from Jackson State University in Mississippi in 2000; he received a master's degree in English from Jackson State University in 2002.

A SECONDARY school in West Yorkshire which has been given a notice to improve by Ofsted will be forced to closed for a day next week because of teachers staging a strike over their workload.

By Mary Pickels Yough School Board Thursday took another step toward restructuring the district as it plans for a fall reopening of the West Newton Elementary School.

By Lauren Roth, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 13--Thousands of our schoolchildren are being left behind. Only you wouldn't know it by looking at the test results that will be released next month.

By Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana Later this week, the state Department of Education plans to release new data regarding school district dropout rates that's much more accurate than what's been used up until now.

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 13--With buildings in need of repair and a potential budget shortfall looming, the La Crosse School Board faces hard decisions in the coming months. nWhether to again ask voters to approve borrowing for building maintenance or new construction.

By Tom Elias By this time next year, as the 2009-10 school year opens, the University of California may not be quite the institution it is today.

By Joan Westbrook Clarke Editor, Times-Dispatch: A quote in the recent article, "Walker Sets Admissions Review," caught my attention.

By ZACHARY REID Yvonne Brandon isn't going to settle for simply filling in. When she becomes Richmond's interim school superintendent Aug.

By Karen Bolipata, The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va. Jul. 13--Susan Sarber moved to Spotsylvania County knowing its students have to work hard for an A. That didn't bother her until she compared her son Wilson's grade-point average with those of students from other school districts.

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.