Education News Archive - September 01, 2008

Home News IN BRIEF *Weak teachers can put children off learning and are too difficult to sack, the chief inspector of schools has warned. Christine Gilbert, the head of the Office for Standards in Education, claimed pupils were being let down by inadequate tuition.

By stacey becker Lesley Stephens Age: 64. Occupation: Retired principal of Bryant Elementary School, now a volunteer at The Finley Hospital's Babka Center. Family: Single. The only female candidate for the Dubuque Community School Board is ready to be a cheerleader for education.

By Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell announced last week that the State Allocation Board has awarded more than $259 million to 69 school districts and county offices of education.

By Maloney, Stephen Paul Vallas says New Orleans educators have found a new religion.

By Anonymous The pursuit of happiness of which America's forefathers bespoke means different things to different people. For some it may involve building great stores of wealth in a visible and lofty position, for others it may mean working in an interesting career, no matter the compensation.

By Gardner, Dave Melissa Casper is on track to become a professional diesel girl. The Waymart resident is beginning her senior year at Johnson college, where she is enrolled in the school's diesel truck technology program.

By Heerwagen, Peter Institutions of higher education are joining hospitals in having their performance data publicized on the Internet.

By Ali, Ann As students in the Eastern Panhandle prepare for the upcoming school year, boards of education are preparing for surges in enrollment as best they can. So far this year, they seem to be winning the fight.

By Gardner, Dave Despite its history as a bastion of unskilled labor, northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) has become the site of comprehensive efforts aimed at development of a modem and educated workforce.

By Peterson, Maggie Wolff The sharp scent of new construction permeates a wing of the Human Life International building, in a green hollow northeast'of Front Royal that has become a haven for Catholic organizations. Christendom College was the first to locate here in 1977.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.