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Education News Archive - July 07, 2008

By Subodh Varma Education is supposed to be the first step in nation-building. But India simply doesn't have enough teachers. The country already faces a shortage of 8 lakh teachers in primary and middle schools. And the situation is going to get even worse.

By Anonymous Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) has announced the appointment of Otto H. Chang as the new dean of the Richard T. Doermer School of Business and Management Sciences and as the Paul E. Shaffer Professor of Accounting, effective August 1, 2008.

By Maloney, Stephen Laurel Elementary School sixth-grade teacher Elizabeth Lubel is never sure whether she's going to have to rely on teaching skills or her military training to get through a typical school day.

By Julie Poppen Call it the next wave in online learning.

By The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Jul. 7--Mementos, a Yuma scrapbooking and card-making store, recently donated more than $1,400 worth of scrapbooking supplies to Arizona Western College's Upward Bound Summer Program.

By Barbara O'Brien Editor's note: In an occasional series of stories, The Buffalo News will examine the first year of elementary school through the eyes and experiences of 5-year-old Rachel Scharf, who will attend West Seneca West Elementary.

By Jay Rey 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 LINDA HALL By LINDA HALL Staff Writer WOOSTER -- Dual enrollment is gaining in popularity as a way to get ahead in college while still a student in high school.

Cue the applause for the Shelby County Commission for an effort launched by some members last week to rein in pay raises for top administrators at Shelby County Schools. The $56,000 hike for Superintendent of Schools Bobby Webb may be a contractual obligation.

David J. Pinnow, a teacher at Lewisburg Middle/High School in Olive Branch and a resident of Hernando, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Washington, D.C., in its seventeenth annual fellowship competition.

Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.