Education News Archive - August 08, 2008

By George B. Sanchez State funding to build new charter schools would increase sixfold in four years -- to more than $100 million -- under a clause tucked into a larger bill that has won strong support from traditional charter-school opponents.

By Greg Gelpi An early return by some Richmond County teachers is enabling school children in limbo to get a much needed jump on the new school year.

By Imani Tate Staff Writer History puts the present in perspective and improves future focus.

By Canan Tasci Staff Writer Dominique Salazar may only be 11 years old but she is already thinking of what university she wants to graduate from, Stanford or Duke.

By Vogel, Mike Andrea Kilpatrick certainly has the stellar academic and career resume - Princeton, Harvard law and Oxford and McKinsey & Co. consulting.

JONESBORO, Ga. - The Clayton County school district is ready to fight for its accreditation, the superintendent said Friday.

By Frank Dolan Almost two years ago, I ran unopposed for the Richmond County Board of Education to voice the concerns and goals of the business and the at-large community.

The start of the 2008-09 academic year is three weeks away, but school officials in Richmond and Columbia counties still are cleaning up after standardized test scores from last year. School officials in both counties are scheduling placement meetings, which will begin Aug.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Schools run by private enterprise? Free iPods and laptop computers to attract students? It might sound out of place in Sweden, that paragon of taxpayer- funded cradle-to-grave welfare.

By Tamar Lewin Like a lot of universities, Northeastern has Barnes & Noble running its bookstore, and Pizza Hut, Wendy's, Starbucks and Taco Bell selling food in the student center. But Northeastern has taken outsourcing one giant step further.

Word of the Day
  • A hairdresser.
The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").