Education News Archive - July 06, 2008

Children at a Devon school debated global issues at a Model UN day designed to replicate the work of the international organisation.

By Adam Blakeman Staff and pupils have celebrated the fifth anniversary of their school becoming a specialist business and enterprise centre.

By Caroline An PASADENA - Pasadena Unified School District leaders have approved a plan to create a uniform grade-level system for all of PUSD's 28 schools.

By Daveen Rae Kurutz, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 6--Gym class has always been a yawn for George Hunt III. A star athlete, he is not. But after one semester of an online gym class, Hunt has found a new passion -- Frisbee throwing.

California is about to get its fifth top-ranked law school, if you can believe Erwin Chemerinsky. We believe him. Chemerinsky arrived at work last week as the first dean of a new law school at UC Irvine, where he is recruiting faculty from some of the nation's best universities.

By Wendy Leonard Deseret News As part of a nationwide push to smooth the transition and get more students into college, the U.S. Department of Education has announced 24 grants totaling more than $41 million.

By Jay Rey, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 6--Buffalo charter schools, once considered an experiment, posted some of the highest state test scores in the city this year. At a couple of charter schools, results in math and English were among the best of any schools in Erie and Niagara counties.

By The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 6--Dr. Teresa Quattrin, a University at Buffalo pediatrics professor, is principal investigator on a new study funded by a $2.58 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

By Megan Reiter and Sarah Hofius Hall, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Jul. 6--The Delaware Valley School District will soon start re-examining its sex-education plan, after mailing a letter to parents about 300 students being diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases.

By David A. Schwartz, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 6--Parents of students in Sunrise elementary schools will have to wait another year for another middle school to be built in the city.

Word of the Day
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.