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Education News Archive - August 25, 2008

By Tracy Garcia EAST WHITTIER - They're all first-time principals, filling the shoes of longtime school administrators who retired last spring at nearly one-third of the campuses in the East Whittier City School District.

TODAY, as hundreds of thousands of college students in our region begin classes for the fall semester, they'll have to worry about cramming for midterms and finals, juggling work and school schedules, paying tuition which continues to rise, finding parking, class cutbacks and general "growing up" responsibilities.

By Bob Otto YUCAIPA - There's very little that parents can find "free" in the way of educational programs and tutoring for their children. But at Yucaipa and Dunlap elementary schools there's an after- school program making a positive impact on elementary-age children. And it's free.

By Lofton, Lynn When Dr. Hank Bounds took the reins as state superintendent of education three years ago, he set a goal of changing public education in Mississippi.

By Gillette, Becky When times are tough, it may be an opportunity to invest in upgrading skills by obtaining a master of business administration (MBA) degree. At least, that is apparently what is happening in Mississippi as MBA programs report enrollment gains.

By Lofton, Lynn There's a new dean at the helm of the University of Southern Mississippi's (USM's) School of Business. It's Alabama native Dr.

By Anderson, S J The Else School of Management at Millsaps College strives to produce business leaders who go on to become leaders in their communities, as well as national and world leaders.

By Mangan, Gina Like so many business people in today's global marketplace, Paul Schneider has spent nearly half of the past year working overseas in Schneider National's China offices. Adjusting to a new language, a new land and cultural differences has been an eye-opening experience.

By Venturella, Krysta As baby-boomers approach retirement age, there is a growing trend toward maintaining health and preventing illnesses, rather than treating diseases.

By Maloney, Stephen While buses are running on time and students are gearing up for another year of learning, the aftereffects of the 2007-08 school year are still being felt throughout the Jefferson Parish Public School System.

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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.