Education News Archive - July 03, 2008

By Rick Orlov Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa takes on one of the biggest challenges of his career today as his partnership to reform education formally begins working with some of Los Angeles' worst-performing schools.

South West Headteacher of the Year Steve Baker did not rest on his laurels after he was presented with a trophy in the teaching profession's equivalent of the Oscars.

Anyone involved in education is invited to UCP Marjon to hear of the Government's plans for all teachers to have a Masters degree. An official from the Teacher Development Agency will unveil plans at the Derriford college at 3pm on Friday, July 4.

Pupils currently attending a county secondary school will be the last to walk its corridors after councillors made a final decision to close it. Despite the efforts of pupils, parents, governors and staff to keep the Lafford High School open, councillors have voted in favour of its closure.

By LAURA NAYLOR Children and their parents staged a singing protest against plans to close their school. Pupils from Sandbach Primary School were joined by their mums and dads outside the town hall yesterday evening.

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Vincent Bertram has routinely worked 14-hour days, plus weekends, since officially becoming Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. superintendent a year ago today.

Parents at a Lincolnshire school slated for closure say it is a "sad day for education". The Lafford High School in Billinghay, near Sleaford, will close because of falling pupil numbers, Lincolnshire county council announced yesterday.

A Pioneering course launched by Cheshire College which offers pupils the chance to work in the food industry while studying is proving a success. The Young Apprenticeship in Food Manufacture is open to school pupils aged 14 to 16.

City College Plymouth is holding an open day to show off apprenticeships ranging from plumbing to floristry on Saturday. Young people aged 16 to 25 can change their lives and carve out a career with the help of the college's Work Based Learning Department.

Louise eccles Education Reporter West Lindsey District Council has granted planning permission for a school - housing a 40-place nursery, 90-place school and Montessori teacher training centre - to be built on a plot known as Top House Farm, on Grimsby Road, Caistor.

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