Education News Archive - July 17, 2008

By Craig Smith Residence: Regent Square Age: 58 Family: Husband, Tom; daughter, Tracy.

By LEN WELLS, Courier & Press correspondent (618) 842-2159 or lenwells@wabash.net Three Southern Illinois school districts have been selected to participate in a Department of Agriculture program designed to encourage students to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.

Students from schools in three counties will visit Toyota tomorrow to show their engineering prowess. The children attend John Port School, Etwall, Littleover Community School, Robert Sutton School, Burton, and Flint High School, in Wales.

By MARK WILSON, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com The University of Southern Indiana already is seeing results in its effort to boost the number of students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics studies.

More schoolchildren in Lincolnshire are tucking in to hot dinners, new figures reveal. One in three primary school kids and almost half of secondary school pupils now have a hot dinner every day.

KUALA LUMPUR: Almost one in four pupils from Chinese primary schools drop out before sitting the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia. This was among the alarming findings from a 2002 survey, where it was estimated that roughly 25,000 students did not remain in school up to Form 5.

By JENNA RICHARDS; STEVE PEACOCK Eight South Devon schools will be closed today and tomorrow as staff go on strike in a row over local government pay.

By Lakiesha McGhee, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 16--The new superintendent of Granite Bay's Eureka Union School District announced Tuesday night his plans to create a "magnet district" that would attract parents seeking more innovative curriculum for their children.

THE Schools Adjudicator has rejected claims that two top performing grammar schools in North Yorkshire do not provide fair access to education for children and fail to give parents enough information about how to get places.

While many youngsters spend their summer near a pool, students attending the West Virginia Governor's School for Mathematics and Science will be exploring museums in Washington, D.C., and navigating their way through the stars in an indoor planetarium.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.