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Education News Archive - August 04, 2008

By Samuel Yesuiah THE plan to introduce vocational and technical education for Form 1 students who are not academically inclined ("Skills training from Form 1" - NST, July 26) is a move in the right direction and should be implemented as soon as possible.

By Jeff Pikulsky Rostraver Elementary School has partnered with California University of Pennsylvania to help young students think inventively. Cal U professors and Belle Vernon Area School District teachers have worked together to introduce elementary school students to Camp Invention.

By Jaswinder Kaur KOTA MARUDU: Having missed out on school, a group of grandparents in this remote district is now learning to read and count. This follows an Education Ministry programme that started nationwide in April to eradicate illiteracy among rural folks.

By Tommy Mann, Jr., The Orange Leader, Texas Aug. 3--The 2008 Accountability Ratings for school districts across the state have arrived, and it seems most area schools faired well in their efforts to improve from 2007.

By Josh Dulaney FONTANA - Almost one in four students drop out of high school in the Fontana Unified School District. A Department of Education report released July 16 showed 23.8 percent of the students dropped out over four years ending with the 2006-07 school year.

By Jenn Smith, The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Aug. 4--PITTSFIELD -- The $5.3 million Massachusetts pilot program that put laptop computers into the hands of more than 2,000 local middle school students and teachers has officially ended.

By Hannah Sampson, The Miami Herald Aug. 4--A massive teacher shortage loomed in Florida around the time Daniel Torres began college, so the Miami-Dade native figured he would easily land a teaching post once he earned his education degree.

By Josh Dulaney FONTANA - The school board may consider a multimillion-dollar decision that looms in the next two years when it talks about textbooks at its upcoming meeting. "Every year our board has to approve our curriculum," said Oscar Duenas, associate superintendent of instructional services.

By Sally A. Downey, The Philadelphia Inquirer Aug. 4--William D. Valente, 83, formerly of Bryn Mawr, a professor at Villanova Law School for almost 30 years and an advocate for Catholic schools, died of complications from cancer Wednesday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Mr.

By Andrea Bennett ONTARIO - The ominous ring of the first school bell is still a month away, but Mat Holton is already busily preparing for the year ahead. As the new superintendent of Chaffey Joint Union High School District, Holton said he isn't planning to alter things dramatically.

Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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