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Education News Archive - July 16, 2008

Linda Doser, on the academic staff for the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, recently was honored with the Teacher Educator of the Year Award.

Governors fighting to save their school from the axe have drawn up plans to turn part of the site into a unit for special needs children. They are trying to save Church Lawton Primary School, which is forecast to be only half full by 2012 because of falling pupil numbers.

By Deborah Loh PUTRAJAYA: Any changes to the teaching of Mathematics and Science in English will only affect a new batch of pupils, not those already being taught in English.

A TEACHER who took two pupils from a special needs school to a supermarket instead of taking them to an inclusion lesson at a mainstream school has been disciplined by the General Teaching Council.

Children at a Quedgeley school have been performing to full capacity this week. The Year 6 pupils at Field Court Junior School worked together to create a lively series of sketches called Buses, Brushes, Bobbies and Bleach to perform to parents and staff.

By Lauren Roth, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 16--VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Beach City Public Schools are on the right track with special education, but specific changes are in order, according to a consultant's audit.

By Tracy Garcia The East Whittier City and Montebello Unified school districts could receive up to a combined $14.4 million over the next four years as part of a federal program aimed at making school campuses safer and healthier.

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 16--There's social English and then there's content English. And when you're a Hmong refugee with no knowledge of the language, learning either can be a nightmare.

By Lee Shearer ATHENS, Ga. - Classes almost surely won't begin on a new Athens medical school campus in 2009, as planners hoped - but those planners are voicing few regrets about the yearlong delay.

By Muscott, Howard S Szczesiul, Stacy; Berk, Becky; Staub, Kathy; Hoover, Jane; Perry-Chisholm, Paula Our nation's schools are faced with complex and deep-rooted challenges such as poverty, discrimination, weak school-family relationships, low student motivation, and high student mobility.

Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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