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Education News Archive - August 05, 2008

A devon village school's PE department has been rated as outstanding. The verdict on the secondary at Uffculme, near Cullompton, came after a review focusing on standards in the subject. All but three Devon schools have been inspected and Uffculme is the only one to receive the top mark.

Seven staff with over 100 years of services between them have said their farewells to Torquay Boys' Grammar School. The longest serving was Keith Hallett who joined the school in 1972 and became head of mathematics in 1984. He was elected an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics in 1991.

By Richard Garner Education Editor More than 120,000 11-year-olds are still unable to read, write and add up properly, test results to be published today will show.

By Richard Garner Education Editor Parents will be given a "voucher" so they can shop around to buy their children a school place under a Conservative government, the party's schools spokesman has said.

By Victor Chew TODAY, the Anglo-Chinese School, Ipoh (SMK Methodist Ipoh) will be 113 years old. In conjunction with this, the alumni association of the school will hold a dinner on Friday.

By Jennie Tal jennie.tal@roanoke.com 981-3269 Teaching isn't always just about pencils and lined paper, as Mount Pleasant Elementary School kindergarten teacher Martha Kelly can tell you.

By Jesse Olivarez, The Oklahoman Aug. 5--DEL CITY -- Working parents with students in Del City Elementary School may soon have the chance to save money on day care expenses.

By Marilyn Brown, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Aug. 5--TAMPA -- Another struggling Hillsborough charter school is in line to close. School board members are scheduled to vote on a recommendation to not renew the charter contract for Prince Community Academy, a K-8 school.

By Mick Walsh, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga. Aug. 5--Many of Fort Benning's 2,167 school children were able to visit their new classrooms and meet their new teachers before today's start of the 2008-09 school year.

By Melissa Pamer Port of Los Angeles High School has been hectic in recent weeks as the charter school prepares for September, when it will welcome a record number of freshmen and its first senior class.

Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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