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Education News Archive - July 28, 2008

By Rozana Sani IF you think that the teaching and learning process is confined to lecture halls and that the chalk-and-talk method still rules at local teaching institutes, then you are wrong.

By Richard Garner Education Editor Bringing exams forward to Easter would restore the credibility of A-levels by allowing the brightest pupils to be selected for university places, according to Cambridge University's head of admissions.

By Izwan Ismail PROFESSORS are keeping research blogs and requiring students to create course Weblogs. For students, Web 2.0 is helping them learn in a more enjoyable manner. Here, three students share their Weblogging experience with Izwan Ismail.

The volatile cost of fuel is causing California school districts to curtail school bus service for thousands of students, officials and parents said.

I read with disbelief that our school officials and the general public are unaware how to improve our high-school dropout rate. Somehow, they have forgotten that America is a highly competitive society.

EARLIER this summer, I spoke to some recent graduates, adorned in their bright blue caps and gowns, clutching diplomas tied with blue ribbons. But these pint-sized graduates weren't going onto college or to new careers - they were headed to kindergarten.

By Lauren Roth, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 28--VIRGINIA BEACH -- After two years of quiet planning, the superintendent of schools has unveiled his vision. Jim Merrill wants to overhaul teaching and focus on critical thinking instead of test preparation.

By Stephen Wall The San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools office has put out a new brochure informing illegal-immigrant students of their right to pursue higher education in California.

By Prestegard, Steve This story begins the Marketplace MBA series, which will take readers each issue through the steps of earning a business-related master's degree.

By Edelstein, Art Much of the growth in the technology sector of the Vermont economy will come from the state's colleges as graduates enter the business world or bring their projects with them.

Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.