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Education News Archive - August 13, 2008

By Jack King Journal Staff Writer When Albuquerque Job Corps officials began looking for a principal for their oncampus high school in 2003 they wanted someone with a "big picture" vision of her role, said Emily Salazar, the center's business community liaison, advanced career training coordinator and staff trainer.

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Jo Procter, Williams College News Director, +1-413-597- 4279, Jo.Procter@williams.edu WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Aug.

The start of a new school year can be overwhelming for both kids and parents. But it doesn't have to be, according to Illinois' top teachers.

Fifth in a multipart series on the business of college The Keller Graduate School of Management isn't one of the country's highest-ranked or best-known providers of MBAs, and most students heading for business school haven't even heard of it.

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today said he has named Joseph M. Torsella as chairman of the State Board of Education. Torsella, who joined the board earlier this year, was among 12 board members unanimously confirmed by the state Senate in April.

Echo360, higher education's first choice for reliving the classroom experience on demand, today announced that The George Washington University has expanded its use of the EchoSystem platform for campus-wide lecture capture to include the Master of Science in Project Management program within the School of Business.

By MARY BETH MARKLEIN Community colleges pride themselves on being the best bargains in higher education, yet affordability remains a barrier for many low- and moderate-income students. Tuition, though it's rising faster than inflation, isn't the main cause.

By Peter Simon Buffalo Public Schools' reform effort took a hit Monday when state data showed the city's already alarming high school graduation rate dropped last year by 5 percentage points, to 46 percent. The decline drew criticism from Robert M. Bennett, chancellor of the state Board of Regents.

By Barbara Holden Starting kindergarten can be an emotional time for the entire family. Parents' eyes filled with tears, beaming at how big and exciting this kindergarten milestone is; meanwhile, that little kindergartner of yours is a nervous wreck.

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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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