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Education News Archive - August 28, 2008

A Science summer school had the formula for success for gifted and talented pupils. Twenty four youngsters went back to school during the summer holidays for a Super Science Week at Hessle High School.

It may be a cliche to say that school days are the best of our lives, but for me and my time at Trinity this has certainly been the case.

Christian Preschool: Maranatha Christian Preschool in St. Albans has limited openings in morning 3- and 4-year-old classes and afternoon pre-kindergarten sessions. The school offers a hands-on, developmentally appropriate, Christian curriculum.

By SUSANNE M. SCHAFER FORT JACKSON, S.C. - Austin Swarner left high school to care for his mother while she fought a losing battle with cancer. Tony Brown wanted to begin supporting himself and left two classes shy of a diploma.

By Shelby Young syoung@cnpapers.com 348-4806 For all the last-minute tweaking of the new air-conditioning units, cool is the word that accurately describes the inside of the new Teays Valley Elementary School.

By Thomas D. Elias For each of the past six years, it's been accurate to suggest that students entering high school take a good look around at their classmates, for about one-third of the youngsters they'd see weren't going to be around on graduation day almost four years later.

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 Monday was not only the first day of school for many students in school districts around the country, it was also the first day of school for the new crop of young Teach For America teachers.

A charter school escapes some of the state's cumbersome restrictions in exchange for an opportunity to innovate. But there is a limit. Sadly, one of Long Beach's promising charter schools, the MATTIE Academy for at-risk students, appears to have stepped over the line.

The annual ritual is in full swing at Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Richmond, and across the nation.

By Grooms, Autumn Walking through the school doors each morning, children from low- income families have more on their minds than homework, quizzes and extra-curricular activities. Some have spent the night in cars, at campgrounds or with relatives and friends.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'