Education News Archive - August 15, 2008

By Liong Kam Chong HEADING a school successfully requires leadership and management knowledge, interpersonal skills, experience and other qualities.

By Sarah Cassidy A school boasting traditional values, with Carpe Diem - seize the day - as its Latin motto, was celebrating yesterday after being ranked as the country's top comprehensive for A-level results.

By AJ Panian The principal at Ligonier Valley Middle School wants to see students on his watch develop skills compatible with the latest educational technology. "We want to provide them with every opportunity they can to succeed in this day and age," Dave Steimer said.

By Bharat Yagnik AHMEDABAD: Pupils are ready but the gurus are nowhere in sight. This is a problem that is haunting the 39 engineering and polytechnic institutes of the state. And, fire-fighting has begun.

By Bob Stiles A parent told Greensburg Salem school directors and administrators Wednesday that more needs to be done to make registering of students in the dual-enrollment program easier and better.

A-level records were broken at county schools as more than 9,000 pupils collected their A-level results today. Nerves were jangling in many households as students prepared to find out what their futures held.

A Bristol maths expert has called for better links between parents and schools so they can more easily understand their children's homework.

The Dyson School of Design Innovation aims to start a revolution in attitudes to engineering. Sir James says Britain is playing second fiddle to the rest of the world as the education system fails to harness the enthusiasm of children for innovation and technology.

Today the grammar schools have only a small intake of bright working-class children as the available places have been taken by middle-class children whose parents can afford to pay for private coaching to get them into a school.

A Bath independent school has announced it will not be releasing its exam performance figures for publication in newspapers this summer.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'