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Education News Archive - July 19, 2008

By Julie Korenstein WHY does the Los Angeles Unified School District have charter schools? In 1992, legislation created a pilot project for an innovative program of schools that were not restricted by all of the California Education Codes and would therefore allow more flexibility at the school site.

By PHIL CORRIGAN Gifted and talented youngsters are being challenged to stretch their abilities on a new college programme. One dozen Year 10 pupils from three high schools in Newcastle have been invited to take part in Newcastle College's Master Class scheme.

Children at Plympton St Maurice Primary School enjoyed a lively puppet show which aimed to give them a taste of what secondary school is like. The show, organised by Let's Talk Puppets, was held at the school for Year 6 pupils as a colourful way of preparing them for the next educational step.

By zena hawley A Derbyshire woman has retired from being a governor at the school she first attended as a pupil more than 75 years ago. Mavis Jowett's long association with Ladycross Infant School began when she started at the Victoria Road school in Sandiacre as a five-year-old.

School inspectors have given a school an 'outstanding' grade. Out of 27 categories, Dunston St Peter's Primary School, near Lincoln, was marked as outstanding in 25, and good in the remaining two.

ON the matter of high-school dropouts, there's some good news, and much, much more bad. First, for the good: At last the state of California seems to have a coherent system for counting dropouts.

By Tracy Garcia Parents of special education students are anxiously awaiting the Aug. 4 return of the state Legislature to see whether the governor will sign a bill exempting their children having to pass from the state's high school exit exam. Nine months ago, however, Gov.

By Tracy Garcia EAST WHITTIER - Local families that choose to home school will have a new resource at the East Whittier City School District this fall to help them plan and implement their children's education.

By Olympia Meola, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jul. 19--Virginia's Superintendent of Schools Billy K. Cannaday Jr. will leave his post leading the state's K-12 schools this fall to become a dean at the University of Virginia.

By Courtney Cutright courtney.cutright@roanoke.com 981-3345 School board members in Bedford County are turning to an outside consultant to help determine which capital improvement projects to take on next.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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