Education News Archive - August 14, 2008

Linden Hall is growing. The oldest girls' school in the nation for both day and boarding students will welcome 165 students ---- the largest enrollment in the school's history ---- in the fall.

By Melissa Pamer When Carson's first new school in years begins classes next month, the campus will be a teenager's dream. It's in a shopping mall.

By Paul Westmoore The Niagara Charter School entered its third school year Monday with the support of a $3.74 million budget.

By Evelyn Barge It was the end of the work week for most of the staff at Temple City Unified School District, but Friday, Aug. 1, marked the start of Chelsea Kang-Smith's tenure as superintendent of the seven- school district.

By Alison Kershaw TEACHERS' leaders last night said too much importance was placed on national school tests as a drop in reading standards was revealed. Almost one 14-year-old in three fails to reach the expected competence.

LEADING ARTICLE A-levels remain demanding but they are not trusted and need reform This year's crop of A-level results, out today, is confidently expected to follow the trend of steady improvement seen in recent years.

By TAFT WIREBACK GREENSBORO -- Guilford County school leaders gave a vocal group of parents some of what they sought Tuesday evening, but not enough to completely reassure the parents about the school system's sincere interest in working together.

By TERRY DICKSON BRUNSWICK - Jessica Mills, a recent graduate of Brantley County High School, is emblematic of coming changes at the College of Coastal Georgia. Mills said she plans to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a teacher.

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By Davin White Those West Virginia students who aspire to college slightly increased their ACT scores over last year. Students improved from a 20.6 composite in 2007 to a 20.7 score this year. Still, that score lags behind the average national composite of 21.4.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).