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Education News Archive - September 14, 2008

Neath Port Talbot Council bosses have confirmed that six schools can't make ends meet. Parents of debt-ridden schools face a lengthy wait to find out if their child's school is among them. They are believed to include three primary schools and three secondary schools.

By KATHIE MCINNES Dozens of families are trying to get their children into Staffordshire's first academy school - two years before it is due to open its doors.

By Cassman, Alice B Is there anyone who doesn't like a day off from work? I know the prospect of a holiday puts a spring in my step, but part of what makes me savor my time off is knowing that it is a day off , that I have a job waiting for me, and that I have obligations to meet, contributions to make, and challenges to surmount.

Text of report by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Article by Xinhua reporter Sun Chengbin: "Hu Jintao Visits Special Education School, Rural Middle School on Eve of Teachers' Day, Leads Students in Round of Applause for Teachers"] Zhengzhou, 10 Sep (Xinhua) - General Secretary Hu Jintao Visits Special Education Schools and Teachers and Students at Rural School On the eve of the 24th Teachers Day, Hu Jintao, general secretary of the CCP Central Committee, president of China, and chairman of the Central Military Commission, who had been inspecting work in Hunan, paid a trip to a special education school and a rural middle school to visit the teachers and students.

PROVO -- Dean K. Richard Young of Brigham Young University's David O. McKay School of Education appointed Nancy Wentworth the new associate dean over teacher education. Wentworth, a professor of teacher education, replaces Marie Tuttle who has served in the position for more than nine years.

By Leslie H. Dixon NORWAY - It's not easy to find enough hamburger patties made from Maine cows to feed 1,500 students. "It's definitely a challenge," said Martha O'Leary, food service director for SAD 17.

Program raises questions While I was pleased to hear that the Kern Family Foundation was planning on contributing $1 million to introduce Teach for America to Milwaukee Public Schools, I was disappointed that the Journal Sentinel didn't focus on any significant criticisms of the program ("MPS gets grant, hope," Sept.

By JANESE HEAVIN A new online tool aims to help parents and educators learn what researchers say about student literacy without making them decipher the jargon that typically accompanies such studies.

By JANESE HEAVIN If a student in one of his connected math classes at Smithton Middle School asks the proverbial question, "When am I ever going to use this?" Charles Hoover is ready.

By Jeanine Kendle Editor's note: This is the first of seven parts. By PAUL LOCHER Staff Writer WOOSTER -- It can be truthfully stated almost from the day of its founding, the city has placed a high value on education. In 1812, only four years after settlement, the first schoolhouse was built.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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