Education News Archive - August 01, 2008

A Science teacher has taken the helm of a teaching union which pledges never to take industrial action.


Four local school districts will receive grants to help students simultaneously earn high school and college credits. The districts receiving money are Blairsville-Saltsburg, $1,219; Derry Area, $16,242; Greater Latrobe, $41,312; and Kiski Area, $11,029.

By Sam Freedman Podium The quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers. So says Tony Blair's one-time education adviser Michael Barber, and this is unquestionably true.

By Karen Maeshiro LANCASTER -- The Westside Union School District will ask voters to extend a school construction tax for 10 years to raise an additional $70 million on the November ballot.

Virginia is considering adding a high school's graduation rate to the state's accreditation standards, a logical next step in public school accountability.

By Meadows, Robyn Hundreds of 3- and 4-year-olds in Pennsylvania sit on a waiting list to attend free preschool.

By Liset Marquez UPLAND - Despite their efforts to keep it alive, officials at Pacific Christian School have elected not to reopen the tiny private institution.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'