Education News Archive - July 22, 2008

By Dan Hardy, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 22--WASHINGTON -- A program created by U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah to help low-income students get into college will soon be expanded to help students make it through their first year.

Text of report by Cyrus Ombati, Peter Mutai, Wairimu Kamande, Antony Gitonga and Maseme Machuka entitled "Students in city schools destroy property as unrest rages on" published by Kenyan privately- owned daily newspaper The Standard website on 22 July; More strikes rocked top schools in Nairobi and elsewhere as a committee set up by the government to deal with the chaos worked throughout the day.

By Sara Pauff, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga. Jul. 22--Every chair was filled and people crammed into the back of the conference room at the Bradley Library on Monday night to say goodbye to John Phillips.

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 22--The La Crosse School Board will look at combining Franklin and Roosevelt elementary schools into one boundary and treating them as one school during the 2009-10 school year.

By Bob Otto YUCAIPA - Early in the year, Chapman Heights Elementary School Principal Andy Anderson had a meeting with his new teachers. They needed a new motto for their new school, a motto that would be embraced by teachers, students and parents alike. Hence, "Together We Can" sprang to life.

By Meadows, Robyn Donegal kindergartners will have their very own school this fall. It has tiny bathrooms and tiny hooks for tiny coats. The best part is, of course, it has a shiny playground with three slides. Recess never looked better.

By Bill Bartleman, The Paducah Sun, Ky. Jul. 22--The Barkley School of Law has not renewed contracts for any of its 15 faculty members and school officials aren't sure if classes will be held in the fall, according to school spokesman Ray Lane.

By Jeannie Kever, Houston Chronicle Jul. 22--Amid growing public grumbling over the rising cost of college, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board will vote this week on whether to restructure the state's financial aid programs.

By Andrew Barksdale, The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. Jul. 22--More than a third of Cumberland County schools met ever-rising federal benchmarks for math and reading this year.

By Luther Turmelle, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 22--WALLINGFORD -- The Board of Education has promoted a veteran educator to oversee the district's program for students with special needs.

Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.