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Education News Archive - August 09, 2008

Stoke-on-trent City Council's director of children and young people's services, Ged Rowney, pictured right, has issued a report to the executive and members board ahead of Wednesday's meeting.

By IAIN ROBINSON Teachers and governors have bombarded council chiefs with protest letters in a desperate bid to save their school from closure.

The first day of kindergarten might conjure images of a 5-year- old clutching a new lunchbox in one hand and fiercely gripping Mama's leg with the other. Madison McPherson won't be one of those children. "I get to meet new friends," she said excitedly.

Brightly colored tablecloths and balloons welcomed the Columbia County school system's newest teachers during a working luncheon Tuesday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. "It is good to see you. All of you are smiling," Superintendent Charles Nagle said in his opening remarks to the teachers.

The Columbia County school board recently agreed to eliminate one round of standardized testing for some pupils next year.

By Robyn Meadows Before they graduate from high school, dozens of county students begin earning college credits they will need to become doctors, lawyers, chefs, Web designers, physical therapists, teachers. And, their tuition is paid with the help of state grants.

A Sean D. Pokorney graduated this spring from Northwestern University in Chicago as a dual degree candidate.

Meet the new superintendent New Topeka Unified School District 501 superintendent Kevin Singer will be out next week meeting the public. Singer, who started work last month, will have his first meeting at his alma mater, Highland Park High School.

By JANESE HEAVIN New superintendents took the helm at two Boone County school districts this school year, but neither is a stranger to their respective districts.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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