Education News Archive - July 14, 2008

By REBECCA CARTON; SYDNEY SMITH Fight brain drain Every fall, parents and teachers encounter the age-old problem of young students struggling to get back into the groove of learning after summer.

By Emma L. Carew, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 14--Ben Nebo knew his combination of majors -- Chinese, philosophy, and justice and peace studies -- wouldn't have recruiters beating down his door with high-paying job offers. So he joined the Peace Corps.

New Kensington-Arnold School District officials voted unanimously to hire Tammy Cavanaugh as assistant to the superintendent for pupil personnel services and human resources. She was hired at a salary of $75,000.

By Malini Sen The much-acclaimed film Taare Zameen Par explored with deep sensitivity how a dyslexic child can shine in school if he receives the proper support, and how the same child can lose his way if there is no understanding of his special need.

By Tracy Garcia It's been nine months since Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would have helped special education students get their diplomas without having to pass the California High School Exit Exam.

By Kevin Barlow, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 14--CLINTON -- For the first time in its history, the Clinton School District will offer full-day kindergarten this fall and officials say they are busy preparing for the new program.

By Wendy K. Kleinman, The Oklahoman Jul. 14--Oklahoma public school superintendents typically stay at their jobs about 5 years, according to an analysis of data from the state Education Department.

By Thomas D. 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 Ciara Hill Pupils at a 150-year-old school travelled back in time to enjoy Victorian education for a day. Woodcocks' Well Church of England Primary School, Mow Cop, was a school for boys in 1858. Scholars had classes on grammar, numbers, reading, writing, songs and sewing.

Cultural Class: Youngsters at a Stoke-on-Trent school dressed to impress when they staged a multicultural day. The event was held at Eaton Park Primary School, in Bucknall, to raise money for some Gambian teachers and students to visit the school in Arbourfield Drive.

Word of the Day
  • Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
The word 'coruscant' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to flash' or 'to sparkle'.