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Education News Archive - July 24, 2008

School kitchens across North Somerset are to undergo a major revamp following a government funding boost of pounds2.1 million.

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com A citizens group pushing for voter approval of several Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. construction projects plans to organize as a local political action committee.

By Geraldine Hackett SCHOOLS Few state schools teach their students about the status differences between universities - even though it is a big factor in how much money they will earn.

By Hilary Wilce EDUCATION QUANDARY Youve been lucky. Bad teachers are everywhere. Secondary schools in deprived areas find it hard to recruit good teachers. You have to be special to take on the challenge, and such teachers are thin on the ground.

By Caprice Young LAST week the Los Angeles public school system was rocked with sobering news: According to the state, one in three Los Angeles Unified students is dropping out.

By Kira Millage, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 23--Local middle and high school students who are looking for an alternative education system will have a new option this coming school year.

By Manikam Devadas I WOULD like to voice my frustration regarding the attitude of the headmaster of a secondary school in Ipoh who has been denying Indian students their rights for years.

Pupils at five Lincoln schools will be merging to create three new city academies next term. The Usher Junior school in Skellingthorpe Road and the Moorlands Infant and Nursery school in Westwick Drive are merging with the Joseph Ruston Technology College in Shannon Avenue.

By Jane M. Von Bergen, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul.

By Karen Roebuck, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 24--Woodland Hills School District's most recent state test scores plummeted again, the new superintendent said this week, pushing the district a step closer to a possible state takeover.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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