Education News Archive - August 06, 2008

By Richard Garner; Sarah Cassidy A major overhaul of the way writing is taught in primary schools will be introduced in September following test results which show that one in three 11-year-olds struggles to write.

By zena hawley Improved test results for 11-year-olds in Derby schools have been given a cautious welcome. The Government today published this year's key stage two national curriculum test results, formerly known as SATS, despite delays and concerns over the quality of marking.

By Chris Togneri Age: 60 Residence: Mt.

By JOHN MARTIN, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com More money for substitute teachers, copy machines and bus cameras are in the proposed Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. budget for 2009.

Jerod Burke, principal of the Southwestern Elementary and Middle school in Hazel Green, resigned the position to accept a post with the Mount Horeb School District as its director of curriculum for grades pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

By The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 5--Western Washington University has been awarded a $4,500 grant by State Farm for the Future Teachers of Color Promise Scholarship program at Woodring College of Education.

By LYDIA X. MCCOY, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7431 or mccoyl@courierpress.com The Warrick County School Board will discuss creating a committee to gauge interest in a pilot program for school uniforms at Boonville Junior High School when it meets Monday.

By Caroline An Staff Writer PASADENA - Steve Miller's son is entering the second-grade this fall, attends a public school and gets good grades.

By Bill Sizemore, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 6--Brittany Dixon starts classes this month at Tidewater Community College with a clear goal in mind: In two years, she'll earn an associate degree that will launch her on the way to a career as a nurse anesthetist.

By Erin Richards, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 6--Carrie Timmermon and her husband were recently cleaning up the kitchen after dinner, talking about their daughter starting 4-year-old kindergarten this fall, when the conversation drifted to what information kids should learn at what ages.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'