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Education News Archive - July 04, 2008

The modern structure of special educational needs provision began in 1978 with the Warnock Report, which sought to change thinking about the education of children with special needs and the concept of 'inclusion' was created.

By Genea Webb Members of the Baldwin-Whitehall Council of PTAs and their children traveled to Harrisburg recently in an effort to secure increased support for the school district's students and programs.

By Ambika Pandit NEW DELHI: In a bid to reduce the dropout rate in schools, Delhi government has decided to get rid of the traditional pass-fail system and move to a new grading system for students of classes V to VII.

Pupils at a Forest of Dean secondary school have learnt about healthy living. Heywood Community School pupils discovered how they could lead a healthier lifestyle.

A Proposal which recommends more special school places for the county's youngsters has been met with opposition by councillors.

Gloucestershire schools are leading the way with the first Science Summer School for county pupils. From Monday to Friday next week, 48 pupils will attend a residential school at Cheltenham Ladies' College.

By Jeffrey C. Pratt WE need to be careful when talking about the dropout rate in West Virginia, or even closer to home, Kanawha and Putnam counties. Raising the legal dropout age to 18 will not work. Making all students take Algebra II or an equivalent course will not work.

By Greg Gelpi More Georgia pupils are expected to receive free tutoring because of flexibility the state was granted Tuesday.

By Katherine Leal Unmuth, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 4--Squeezing summer school between a job as a lifeguard and a community college class means a busy schedule for 18-year-old Kody Jackson.

Favorite summer stories of Chloe McCallum, 7, include tales of frogs and marine life. While peers are splashing at the pool or playing video games, she's in school getting ready for the next year.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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