Education News Archive - August 03, 2008

Fingerprint technology in school canteens has been so successful it is being extended. Last year, pupils at five Derbyshire schools were among the first in the country to pay for their meals using their fingerprints.

Foxhills Technology College, Scunthorpe, will soon be at the forefront of innovation in teaching.

By Taras, Howard Brennan, Jesse J ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: To educate children with chronic diseases in the least restrictive environment, schools must prevent, recognize, and react appropriately to symptom exacerbations.

By Caroline An -- Photo Gallery: Senator Jack Scott PASADENA - As one of the state's leading education advocates, state Sen. Jack Scott has authored 158 bills aimed at reforming California's public schools during his 12-year tenure in both the Assembly and Senate.

By Adam Emerson, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Aug. 3--TAMPA -- In the beginning, there was promise. More than a decade ago, leaders at the University of South Florida envisioned a charter school that would reach out to the poor neighborhoods that bordered their campus.

By Monica Rodriguez POMONA - Passing an education bond can be difficult during tough economic times but not impossible, according to experts. "It's certainly going to be harder than most other times," said Redlands-based regional economist John Husing.

Why push algebra? Re your recent online poll on the state's decision to require all students to enroll in and be tested in Algebra I: How stupid. Whose idea was it to require all eighth graders to enroll in and be tested in Algebra 1.

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Aug. 3--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.

By The Moultrie Observer, Ga. Aug. 3--MOULTRIE -- The Colquitt County School System launched a parent involvement campaign at its third annual Back to School Expo on the square.

By Mark Agee, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Aug. 3--More special-education students will have the opportunity to go to mainstream preschools after a pilot program last year that officials say was a success.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.