Education News Archive - August 20, 2008

Parents and carers are invited to a talk from an expert in special education. Jenny Miller, from the Advisory Centre for Education, will give guidance on law, policy and its application when it comes to pupil exclusion.

By Bill Zlatos The name of Allegheny County's newest high school is unique. And so is the brand of education going on inside Propel Andrew Street High School, administrators said.

By Richard Gazarik The Hempfield Area School Board voted unanimously Monday to begin a $17 million renovation project at Stanwood Elementary School. The board hired Foreman Architect Engineers, who will design the changes, as the project's construction manager for a $645,000 fee.

BANGALORE: The enumeration drive for electoral photo identity cards will be held from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm on Monday. For more details, call 41757550 or log on to www.bangalorevoterid.org.

By AJ Panian The Ligonier Valley school district has developed a special way of saving money.

By The Associated Press RUSSELL (AP) - Parents of students in the former Russell school district say their children's school records, including personal medical information, have been thrown away.The parents claim the records ended up in the trash or were auctioned off after crews cleaned out the school, which closed last month.State education officials decided in March to close the school because of financial problems.Parents said teens found grade books for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders in a trash bin as they looked for band uniforms and other items.

By Larry Wilson, Public A recent brief on our Student Life page about Caltech being named No. 2 college in the nation in the first Forbes.com ranking of 569 institutes of higher learning caused a couple of readers to write or call with the same question: "So who's No. 1?" Fair enough.

ATLANTA - The Georgia Board of Education approved changes Thursday to Georgia's social studies curriculum in hopes of preventing a repeat of last spring when droves of pupils failed state-mandated tests.

By Mulcahy, Lisa An inside look at three of the country's best theatre management grad programs.

By U S Rep Tom Tancredo Last week, Gov. Bill Ritter and former Gov. Roy Romer wrote a column about the state of education in America.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.