Education News Archive - July 30, 2008

By sion morgan An Afan Valley school is under- performing and needs "significant improvement", say inspectors. The verdict on Dyffryn Afan primary, which has 24 pupils, follows a newly-published report by Estyn, after a visit in March.

By Jan Hollingsworth, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 30--PLANT CITY -- Darla Maraman is still turning out high school grads at a fast-track program that gives dropouts and those at risk of dropping out a new lease on the future.

By Pauldine, David J By directly tying degree programs with today's marketplace demands, universities can better serve underrepresented students. Our nation's economy relies heavily on the preparedness of its work force.

Powhatan County's newest public elementary school will not be ready when students return to the classroom Sept. 2, the superintendent said. A letter explaining why Flat Rock Elementary School will not open on time was sent to parents yesterday, Superintendent Margaret Meara said in an e-mail.

By Anonymous First-year enrollment at U.S. medical schools is expected to increase by 21 percent, or 3,400, to 19,900 students by 2012, according to an annual survey by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

By Duke, Lori J Unterwagner, Whitney L; Byrd, Debbie C In 2002, a regional consortium was created for schools and colleges of pharmacy in Georgia and Alabama to assist experiential education faculty and staff members in streamlining administrative processes, providing required preceptor development, establishing a professional network, and conducting scholarly endeavors.

By Sarita Chourey COLUMBIA - The number of schools offering single-sex classes in South Carolina is expected to more than double this school year.

By Broedel-Zaugg, Kimberly Buring, Shauna M; Shankar, Nathan; Soltis, Robert; Stamatakis, Mary K; Zaiken, Kathy; Bradberry, J Chris Objectives.

By Anonymous Experts cite need to grapple with underlying issues of race and retention. A recent report by the Washington, D.C-based Education sector, an independent education policy think tank, brought to light a little-discussed dimension of race and retention analysis.

By Eric Ferreri, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 30--DURHAM -- As the faculties of German graduate programs across the country dwindle in number, resources and scope, the faculties at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill are joining forces in the hope of bucking this ominous national trend.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.