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Education News Archive - August 18, 2008

By Emma Brady The sound of ripping paper echoed around Birmingham's schools yesterday as thousands of students received their A-level results.

YOUNGSTERS in the region got into the Olympic spirit when they visited their future school. Hundreds of Year Six pupils from Monkton Junior School, in South Tyneside, visited South Shields Community School for an introductory tour of the premises.

A REVISED A-level curriculum is to be launched next month to make way for a new A* grade for the most able students. With almost one quarter of pupils getting A grades at A-level this year and the pass rate now at 97.6%, a new marking system is being introduced which will create another top tier.

THERE are countless success stories from our region's Alevel stars. A 17-year-old pupil from Newcastle Church High School, in Jesmond, has won her place at Cambridge University a year early.

By Bonnstetter, Cathy FAIRMONT - Fairmont State University's Professional Development School, or PDS, partnership (PDS Partnership) with area public schools has grown from just three Marion County schools to 40 schools in six counties during the past 15 months, making it the largest partnership in the state.

By Kasey, Pam Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi welcomed J. Michael Clyburn July 1 as its eighth president. Clyburn most recently was president at Louisburg College in Louisburg in north-central North Carolina.

By Hicken, Robb By the end of June, the Idaho State Board of Education had named Steven Daley-Laursen as Interim President of the University of Idaho.

By Stowe, Gene For weeks, Fred Longenecker, of South Bend, has been working to prepare for an annual National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing and Retention convened by the Noel-Levitz consulting firm.

NEWPORT, Ky., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Greater Cincinnati integrated public relations and marketing consultancy firm Eisen Management Group has been named agency of record (AOR) for Mercy Montessori.

WEST CHESTER, Pa., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

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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