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Education News Archive - July 31, 2008

By George B. Sanchez If Los Angeles Unified officials decide Thursday to place a $7 billion bond on the fall ballot, they are expected to campaign on a plan to build small schools of 500 students or less.

The University of Plymouth's faculty of education is celebrating after winning top marks from the Training and Development Agency for Schools.

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 31--Maria Olinger has taught special education to students in New York City with Teach For America, and this fall she will tutor children in English in Costa Rica.

By Marc Freeman, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 31--A Palm Beach County judge this week dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union against local education officials over the county's high school graduation rate.

By Erica Perez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 31--MADISON -- Graduate students attending the Wisconsin School of Business this fall will find the digs decidedly roomier, with more space for career specializations.

By F.A. Krift, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 31--When the Rev. John Haney came to St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin in 1983, the church elementary school charged a $50 book fee for each parish child to attend. Get rid of it, Haney said.

NCWIT Jenny Slade, 303-735-6600 jslade@ncwit.org or Bank of America Kelly Sapp, 980-386-9514 Kelly.e.sapp@bankofamerica.com As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) and the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) will be honoring 28 high school women for their accomplishments and aspirations in computing and technology.

Armed with the most accurate high school graduation data yet, state educators want to boost graduation rates by tying them to school accreditation.

By Hartwig, Ryan Sitlington, Patricia L According to the amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, students with disabilities are required to participate in state- and districtwide assessments with appropriate accommodations and modifications when necessary.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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