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Education News Archive - July 25, 2008

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Portable classrooms still will be in use at some Evansville public schools as administrators await voters' decision this fall on a long-term proposal to address overcrowding.

By Tara Hettinger, The Evening News and the Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind. Jul. 24--HENRYVILLE -- Miles away and tucked inside The Wooded Glen Retreat Center, the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corp.

By Byline M anufacturing companies in the South West are in danger of going to the wall because they cannot recruit suitable employees from a potential workforce being sent out into the world of work by schools and colleges without the range of basic skills they need.

By Liong Kam Chong PHYSICAL and Health Education (PHE) is a compulsory though not examinable subject in all secondary schools. Two teaching periods each of 40 minutes are allocated every week.

By Peter Simon, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 24--Buffalo's alternative school was cited for serious deficiencies in instruction, classroom materials and staffing in a state report released today.

By Morgan Josey Glover, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 24--GREENSBORO -- The Guilford County Board of Education voted 7-4 on Thursday to hire Maurice "Mo" Green as the third superintendent of Guilford County Schools.

By Lisa M. Krieger, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 24--Girls = Boys.

By Jonathan Cribbs, The Beaufort Gazette, S.C. Jul. 24--A teaching assistant and two-time challenger to former Beaufort County Board of Education member Margie Jenkins is taking her third stab at winning the board's District 8 seat in September.

By Leonard Doyle BEREA UNIVERSITY in rural Kentucky is one of the wealthiest colleges in America but it only accepts the poorest applicants.

Students using reading intervention software from Oakland-based Scientific Learning Corp. make gains of half a year or more in only 12 weeks Scientific Learning Corporation Media Contact: Jessica Lindl Vice President of Marketing 510-625-6784 jlindl@scilearn.com or Investor Contact: Jane A.

Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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