Education News Archive - July 05, 2008

Two long-established independent schools have announced they are merging to create a preparatory school for more than 200 pupils. Rose Hill School in Alderley, near Wotton-under-Edge, will join Querns Westonbirt, which is the junior campus of the senior Westonbirt School.

By Olivier Vergnault A school has been ordered to improve "dramatically" after being criticised by inspectors from the education watchdog, Ofsted. Sidmouth College in Devon has been told to improve its leadership and management.

By Brian Bowling The Woodland Hills School Board in split votes Thursday evening closed East Junior High School for at least one year and passed a budget for the 2008-09 school year with no increase in the property tax rate.

By Tracy Garcia WEST WHITTIER - It has seen its parents, students and teachers stand outside on the sidewalk over the past year with signs in hand, protesting staff changes and school policies.

By Meadows, Robyn The Cinderella story in this year's state education budget is the School District of Lancaster. The district will receive 17 percent more money in basic-education funding for the 2008-09 school year than it did this past year.

By Kristin Edwards, The Huntsville Item, Texas Jul. 5--The Huntsville Independent School District is currently offering $3,000 stipends to applicants for teaching positions as either secondary math teachers or elementary bilingual teachers.

TWO North-East schools beat strong competition to finish first and second in a national maths competition.

YOUNGSTERS have the results of a year-long project to develop their artistic skills. The work of the 150 primary and secondary pupils from across the Te es Valley went on show in an exhibition on Wednesday, as the Drawing To gether scheme came to a close.

By Holly Prestidge, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jul. 5--Patrick Henry High School's aging building is such a part of daily life for students that this year's valedictorian, Anna Pecht, joked about leaky roofs in her graduation speech.

By Beverly Carroll, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Jul. 5--The first day of school is just a month away, but work on Catoosa County's new $41.6 million Heritage High School is right on schedule. In fact, it's a month ahead of schedule, principal Ronnie Bradford said last week.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.