Education News Archive - August 17, 2008

By Canan Tasci A new program will begin Aug. 25 to help freshmen and sophomores in the Chaffey school district deal with problems that might otherwise cause them to fail early in their high school years.

By Miranda C.R. White REDLANDS - Wednesday was the first day of school for traditional schools in the Redlands Unified School District, and a few changes have been made for the new school year.

By Andrea Bennett Staff Writer ONTARIO - Upland resident Mat Holton, 40, started as the superintendent of Chaffey Joint Union High School District in July, after former Superintendent Barry Cadwallader retired.

By Eileen M. Adams MEXICO - After more than four years in the planning, and a year or so in construction, the vocational school will open its new doors to students Aug. 27.

FARMINGTON - University of Maine at Farmington President Theodora J. Kalikow has announced the appointment of Philip A. Griswold as the university's new assistant dean of the UMF College of Education, Health and Rehabilitation.

By Dan Lips As American students prepare to head back to school, parents should prepare for the imminent advertising blitz.

By Bryan Corbin Courier & Press Statehouse bureau (317) 631-7405 or corbinb@courierpress.com INDIANAPOLIS - In his fourth education-related campaign proposal, Gov. Mitch Daniels said he wants the state to expand state funding for full-day kindergarten.

By ELISABETH HULETTE Staff Writer The city's two middle schools, which long have struggled on state standardized tests, went in different directions this year.

Ten county schools didn't meet state standards this year: Annapolis Middle: Missed targets five years.

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com It started as a modest ministry by a few Benedictine nuns seeking to help Catholic schoolchildren with special learning needs.

Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.