Education News Archive - August 23, 2008

By Sarah Cassidy A STATE school has recorded the best A-level results in the country, beating hundreds of prestigious private schools which charge fees of up to 27,000 a year.

Matthew Humberstone: Pass rate: approximately 42 per cent five A* - C grades . Headteacher Steve Cook said: "We are a bit disappointed as the results are similar to last year. "However up until last year we had been a history of reliance on supply teachers.

By MARK WILSON, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com The University of Evansville ranks as one of the best values in higher education in the Midwest in U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Colleges" issue on newsstands today.

By LAURA DALE Expectations were exceeded in many South Devon schools with pupils smashing previous exam result records. GCSE results were released yesterday, hot on the heels of last week's A level results. Students filled school halls, canteens and hallways anxiously clutching their exam results.

The overall five A* to C pass rate for GCSEs in Lincolnshire has increased by more than six per cent this year to an outstanding 72 per cent against a national increase of 2.4 per cent. Five schools gained 100 per cent 5 A* to C.

By JENNA RICHARDS It WAS celebrations all round as youngsters picked up their GCSE results yesterday.

By MARK WILSON Courier & Press staff writer 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com Eager to start, Maggie Stevenson already had moved into her new digs at the University of Evansville's Powell Residence Hall weeks before this weekend's official student move-in day.

By Tim O'Neill School is back.Gone are the days of hanging out with friends or lying around on the couch playing video games all day. It's time to learn.

By Sarita Chourey COLUMBIA - Somber budget talks in Columbia last week equate to fewer computers, CDs and classroom supplies in school districts this year.

By RHONDA BODFIELD Teachers at one elementary school in Tucson are about to start making house calls. Every parent with a child enrolled in Drachman Montessori Magnet School will get a personal home visit from a teacher by the end of the first quarter.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'