Education News Archive - July 15, 2008

By Joe Napsha Alan R. Miciak Age: 47 Residence: Franklin Park Family: Wife, Ann; one daughter. Occupation: Dean of the Palumbo Donohue School of Business at Duquesne University, Uptown. Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.

By Rev. Richard B. "Rick" Waller AS A former public educator, like Mr. Karl Priest, I have come to different conclusions as to the state and direction of public education. Mr.

By Malini Sen Aranya is eight and in her drawings, elephants can fly. She enjoys art and has a vivid imagination, but when it comes to her studies, she struggles with writing and concentration.

By Steve Knighton LOCALLY and nationally, no undertaking is more important than educating our youth. I write to commend a West Virginia business for being both a partner and an innovator in confronting this vital challenge.

By Veronica Nett Staff writer State higher education officials will review the West Virginia University program that led to an academic scandal involving Gov. Joe Manchin's daughter and led to the downfall of WVU President Michael Garrison.

By Betsy Gilliland A new state-mandated initiative to determine whether a child belongs in special education seems to be paying off in the Richmond and Columbia county school systems.

By Martha Woodall, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul.

By Kristin Edwards, The Huntsville Item, Texas Jul. 15--After spending 19 years teaching at Scott Johnson Elementary, Kristie Pacher decided to try something completely different -- and so far, she loves it.

By Ann Doss Helms, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Jul. 15--Every year, Charlotte-area agencies collect mountains of school supplies and winter coats for needy kids. What if someone held an alarm-clock drive to help students wake up for school? Don't laugh.

By Gadeyne, Els Onghena, Patrick; Ghesquiere, Pol ABSTRACT: Educational research has found few benefits of preprimary school nonpromotion; nevertheless, in many countries the practice remains quite common.

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