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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
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.