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Education News Archive - July 29, 2008

Cockington Primary School has been rated good by school inspectors. The school was judged overall to be 'good', with significant 'outstanding features' in its latest Ofsted report. The school is currently undergoing improvement works.

Former pupils donated pounds400 towards the running costs of a school's end of term theatre production. De Ferrers Specialist Technology College, in Horninglow, Burton, put on Back To The 80s this month with the help of the donation, which went towards scenery costs.

Sprint Ahead for Education Provides Funding to Support Innovative Character-Education Programs across the United States.

Schools are failing to attract the best graduates because the teaching profession lacks "glamour", research suggests. The majority of undergraduates and professionals see teaching as similar to social work and nursing, rather than more high-status careers like medicine or law.

By Malin Rising STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Schools run by private enterprise? Free iPods and laptop computers to attract students? It may sound out of place in Sweden, that paragon of taxpayer- funded cradle-to-grave welfare.

By Crockett, Jean B Yell, Mitchell L I. INTRODUCTION Policy decisions forged from legislation, regulations, and litigation "cast long shadows of influence"1 over the practices that guide the education of students with disabilities.

By Terrence Stutz and Katherine Leal Unmuth, The Dallas Morning News Jul.

By Jean Cole, The News Courier, Athens, Ala. Jul. 29--Betsy Rogers began her first teaching job in a panic 34 years ago in a trailer in Trussville.

Fairbanks BEST Program to Replace Existing Independent Study Option The Gooden Group Meg Martin, 405-397-6156 Students in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will have a new educational option starting in August.

Close observers of the Washington scene say Congress and the president may never tackle the nation's impending entitlement- spending crisis until they feel the American people have given them permission. We urge you to give your senator and congressman permission.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.