Education News Archive - July 21, 2008

EDUCATION has always been one of the primary drivers for economic growth, peace and prosperity. Increasingly, we are living in a knowledge society, in which connectivity allows us access to all kinds of information at unprecedented speed and multiple formats.

By Ahmad Kushairi FINDINGS from a recent evaluation report on the school adoption scheme by the Education Ministry should augur well for the future of information and communications technology (ICT) programmes in schools.

By Ron Paglia Speaking at West Virginia University's Eberly College of Arts and Sciences commencement ceremony earlier this year, Dr. Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera emphasized her love of family and learning and the benefits of growing up in Monessen.

By Phyllis Coulter, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 21--BLOOMINGTON -- Tight school budgets over the past few years have changed summer school programs.

By Joy L. Woodson, The State, Columbia, S.C. Jul. 21--For self-starters, classes via Internet are a good solution Summer school isn't what it used to be. In fact, for about 2,800 high school students statewide, it's something they can do online.

By Erica Perez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 21--Fewer students are graduating from Milwaukee Area Technical College's practical nursing program at a time when nurses are in high demand.

By Lauren Roth, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 21--VIRGINIA BEACH -- More than a year after consultants recommended Virginia Beach City Public Schools reduce excess capacity by closing two elementaries, there has been no movement on the suggestion.

By Tim Puko, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 21--A $275 million boost in state money for public schools includes unprecedented accountability measures for districts with the biggest gains.

By Donhardt, Tracy Last summer, the United Way of Central Indiana decided it needed to go to school.

By Soule, Alexander From its birth in a Greenwich stable through its 50th year as the cradle of U.S. Montessori education, the Whitby School has never lacked drama.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]