Education News Archive - August 19, 2008

By Sarah Wienke Continuing education programs can help working adults train for a new career or make further advances in their current field. There are several options for adults interested in returning to school in St. Charles County.

The dean of the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University has resigned while school officials investigate the granting of a master's degree.

By George B. Sanchez Despite ongoing efforts to boost test scores and achievement, Los Angeles Unified students showed only slight gains in state results released Thursday and continued to lag below statewide averages.

By Anthony Berkley Look at an iPod or the award-winning new running shoe, the Free. Simple . . . cool . . . and there's a lot of science and engineering here.

By Simms, Jane Encouraging companies to invest in schools may plug a funding gap, but the government must tread carefully or risk alienating education's most valuable asset: its teachers Teachers have one of the most difficult, demanding and important jobs of all.

Special education programs are available to residents of the City of Salem who have disabled children ages 2 through 21.

With the High Schools That Work program, North Augusta High School will be using new teaching strategies to improve graduation rates this year. The approach teaches students that people are not born inherently smart or dumb, but the brain grows when properly stimulated.

I had a very enjoyable and relaxing summer. We vacationed in Florida and North Carolina. Although I work all summer, the pace is not nearly as hectic. I am able to go out for lunch with friends or family, which is not possible when school is in session.

As parents rush from store to store crossing items off of school supply shopping lists, teachers are readying classrooms for their children and crossing off supply lists of their own.

A panel of leading education industry experts has named Scientific Learning Corp. (NASDAQ:SCIL) one of three finalists for the 16th annual EdNET Impact Award. The prestigious award, to be presented Sept.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.