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Education News Archive - August 11, 2008

WHEN it comes to getting a good educational experience, New Zealand offers a great combination of high-quality schools teaching a wide range of subjects, a welcoming culture where everyone feels safe and comfortable, and a spectacular country to explore and enjoy on weekends and holidays.

THE Centre for Graduate Studies at the Technical University Malaysia Malacca (UTeM) is expanding its wings to offer more programmes to fresh graduates and working adults, too.

THE gateway to success begins with a single major decision. This decision is taken by school leavers when they finish their SPM and/ or STPM (A-Level) examinations. It is during this time that they decide on their career path.

BANGALORE: Azim Premji Foundation has placed a proposal before the government to start a university in the state for training teachers and officers in the education department.

By Surinder Awasthi CHANDIGARH: Punjab seems to be heading for a dearth of qualified and competent faculty, deterioration in education standards and unemployment in technical manpower with 21 more engineering colleges getting approval by the All-India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).

By Bharat Yagnik AHMEDABAD: Waking up to the need for better safety in schools, Gujarat State Education Board has sent notices to district education officers across the state that a thorough search be done in the schools of their respective jurisdictions .

By James Haug By JAMES HAUG REVIEW-JOURNAL Increasing class sizes, eliminating teacher signing bonuses and slashing textbook funding by 50 percent are just a few of the painful steps that might be needed if the state Board of Education is to comply with the governor's goal of reducing its budget by 14 percent over the next two years.

By John Florez Parents, if you want your school to work for your child, you have to make a mental shift from student to customer.

By Paul Franz An enrollment counselor at J.P. McCaskey High School remains on the job after being convicted of possessing drug paraphernalia. Steven Dinnocenti, 47, of the 600 block of West Chestnut Street, was arrested and charged April 14, 2007.

FACTBOX: Education in China BEIJING, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Beijing is hosting the 2008 Olympic Games opening on Friday night.

Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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