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Education News Archive - August 30, 2008

By Jay Rey Colleges back for the fall semester find themselves at the peak of an enrollment boom. A record number of students graduated from U.S. high schools this year, giving colleges the pleasure of picking from a deep pool of incoming freshmen.

By ISOLDE RAFTERY Susan Enfield tries to keep a happy face when test scores come in. They shed light on weak spots, she says, places to focus more teacher training. But when it comes to Sifton Elementary, Enfield, deputy superintendent of Evergreen Public Schools, doesn't hide her frustration.

By Kerry Lester klester@@dailyherald.com Weak school support and financial aid hurdles can derail even the most qualified students on the road to college, says a new study that could be instructive for suburban school authorities.

The Chinese government said it has begun work on a 12-year education reform plan that would place emphasis on economic development and technology innovation.

By Neil Gonzales Reginald Brown harbored a bad attitude toward school and teachers -- even distrust. "I wasn't paying attention in class and doing my homework," he said. "I thought, 'What is this going to do for me?' I felt (teachers) were out to fail me." His home situation didn't help.

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com The cost of college can be intimidating, and the application process is more competitive than ever.

By Canan Tasci RANCHO CUCAMONGA - A new program began this past week to help students in sixth through eighth grades in the Etiwanda School District focus on their academics before they enter high school.

By LAWRENCE BUDD SPRINGBORO "Grrr" was how one Springboro mom reacted to defeat of the school levy in the special Aug. 5 election and the realization she would be driving her high-schoolers to school this week.

By MARK WILSON Courier & Press staff writer 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com Despite the tighter economy this year, or maybe because of it, fall enrollments at two area colleges showed no signs of a major decline.

By Jennifer Reeger High school students in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Greensburg can earn college credits in their secondary classrooms at a discount and receive scholarships from three Catholic colleges under an agreement announced Thursday.

Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.