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Education News Archive - September 12, 2008

By CONRAD EMMETT A Cleethorpes primary school has been described as outstanding in a recent Ofsted report. Signhills Junior School, on Hardys Road, was given a survey inspection looking at the school's provision for literacy and numeracy on July 10.

Sen. Barack Obama could have picked any city in the country for Tuesday's speech on education, but it was fitting that he chose to embrace charter schools in the Dayton area. Arguably, this is the charter school capital of the country. From 2001 to 2006, Dayton was No.

By Lynn Hulsey Staff Writer RIVERSIDE -- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama laid out his education plan here Tuesday, Sept. 9, and it includes policies more traditionally associated with the other party.

By Tim Puko In the basement workshop of Parkway West Career and Technology Center, Zack O'Connell takes a blow torch to a piece of metal. He enjoys turning the metal from gray to orange, and watching it slowly separate until the new piece drops to the floor with a thud.

By Daveen Rae Kurutz North Hills School District officials have recommended the school board close one of its seven elementary schools at the end of the school year. Under the plan, Northway Elementary would close in June, sending its students to the renovated McIntyre Elementary nearby.

PUPILS should be taught Harry Potter magic tricks as part of their school curriculum, it was claimed yesterday. An experiment found kids taught to perform tricks in class had their confidence boosted far more than by conventional self-esteem lessons.

By Tony LaRussa Lily Giancola admits she was a bit nervous starting her first full year as a teaching assistant for hearing- impaired children at the DePaul School for Hearing and Speech in Shadyside two weeks ago. But it didn't take long for the butterflies to pass for the former DePaul student.

By BRYAN CORBIN Courier & Press Statehouse bureau (317) 631-7405 or corbinb@courierpress.com INDIANAPOLIS - While Indiana is doing a better job in steering students into college, too few are earning degrees within four years - or earning them at all - from the state's public colleges and universities.

By Richard Gazarik A $420,000 social studies curriculum for Hempfield Area School District's middle schools and high school can't be implemented fully by teachers, who have been thwarted by technology and labor problems, says a union official.

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer martinj@courierpress.com or 464-7594 Evansville's public school chief argued passionately Tuesday for his strategic plan before a friendly audience of businesspeople and other professionals.

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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