Education News Archive - September 11, 2008

By Richard Garner A US-style intelligence test seen by government advisers as helping disadvantaged youngsters get into university actually favours white boys from grammar schools, research has found.

By Richard Gazarik Only 36 percent of the Hempfield Area School District's middle and high school students have paid the controversial "pay-to-play" student activity fees required for participants in sports or other extracurricular activities.

By Liz Lightfoot COVER STORY Paul Jones is among a growing number of disaffected postgraduates considering suing their universities. Are PhD students neglected by their supervisors? By Liz Lightfoot If things had gone according to plan, Paul Jones would be seeking work as a university lecturer.

The Manchester Academic Charter School has been honored with a Blue Ribbon award for school excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, according to The Heinz Endowments.

The Stanford Graduate School of Business formally broke ground on its new business school campus September 10.

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 It's that time of year again. The time when schools that have not met federal standards for two straight years have to offer parents a chance to pull their children out and to place them in another school that has fared better on state tests.

By Anna L. Mallory anna.mallory@roanoke.com 381-8627 Next month, 120 Pulaski Middle School students will begin running a "microsociety" during an after-school program that's aimed at teaching them math, reading and science concepts, as well as good citizenship.

By Kavale, Kenneth A Kauffman, James M; Bachmeier, Randy J; LeFever, Gretchen B Abstract. The policies underlying the specific learning disability (SLD) regulations in the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are analyzed.

By AN Dinwiddie County schools will soon offer extra help to about 100 sixth- and seventh-graders who have not passed the Standards of Learning in reading and math. The 21st Century program was made possible by a recent $189,751 grant from the state Department of Education.

By Betsy Gilliland Columbia County school administrators might seek a waiver to avoid state-mandated maximum class size requirements in response to a potential 2 percent state funding cut.

Word of the Day
  • 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.