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Education News Archive - September 10, 2008

The Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School today announced Learn and Earn of North Carolina as a winner of the 2008 Innovations in American Government Awards.

By nino williams At least nine Swansea schools can't make ends meet - but parents will have to wait to find out if their child's school is among them.

To: EDUCATION EDITORS Contact: Ramona Parks-Kirby, +1-202-822-7823, rparks@nea.org WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sen. Barack Obama laid out strategies to reform education in Dayton, Ohio, today. The National Education Association applauded the comprehensive plan. "Sen.

I Read about the NUT calling for grammar schools to be scrapped (Echo, September 2). John Pemberthy, from the NUT, says that one of the reasons that grammar schools get good results is that they can select good, well- behaved children from middle class families.

KUALA TERENGGANU: All eyes were on Muhammad Danial Zainuddin on the first day of the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examination yesterday.

One new reception class was so excited about starting school that it skipped into class on their first day. Judith Price, headteacher at Dunalley Primary School, said teachers are very pleased with how well the transition has gone.

By Sarah Webb New starters at Parkend Primary School in the Forest of Dean are enjoying learning at play time. The new pupils have all fitted in well and are enjoying the routine at the Yorkley Road school since taking their first step into education last week.

The Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School today announced Missouri's Division of Youth Services as the winner of the 2008 Annie E. Casey Innovations Award in Children and Family System Reform.

By RICHARD GARNER The big question Why are we asking this now? Because the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development published a report yesterday showing that class sizes in UK state primary schools are among the highest of any developed country in the world.

By Wan Mohd Hilmi Wan Ahmad I WAS truly upset by your reports on the effectiveness of the campaign to teach Science and Mathematics in English ("Study reveals policy's flaws" - NST, Sept 7). I wonder if any studies were done before the policy was implemented five years ago.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.