Education News Archive - September 15, 2008

By Claudia Palma LA PUENTE - With the start of the new school year, thousands of students at Bassett Unified School District will be getting a little boost after school.

By Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell SAN BERNARDINO - When Jeree Lotts graduates from Middle College High School in May, she will not only have a high school diploma, she will have an associate degree.

By Maloney, Stephen With hurricane season in full force, school leaders throughout the city are facing tough choices when it comes to campus closings.

By DeVinney, Michele Many parents begin worrying about sending their children to college as soon as they are born. Their kids, on the other hand, find their own time to begin considering their options.

By Lehman, Bruce With two locations in Fort Wayne and an online expansion to Detroit in the works, Director Nicole Rennaker says, "The Neighborhood Learning Place offers a long list of programs and techniques designed as supplemental academic support for pre-K to adults students.

By DeVinney, Michele After surviving years of elementary education, secondary education, and college and university experiences, students and their parents feel a sense of joy and accomplishment upon graduation; however, sometimes those feelings are quickly replaced by the uncertainty of what may be ahead.

By Cardozo, Emily For professionals trying to distinguish themselves from the pack, a master's degree in business administration (MBA) can be the ideal tool to do so.

By Anonymous The following schools in the Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools will reopen Monday for students and staff: Audubon Charter School (both campuses), Warren Easton High School, Benjamin Franklin High School, Hynes Elementary Charter School, International School of Louisiana, Lake Forest Elementary Charter School, Lusher Charter School (all campuses) and Moton Elementary.

By Shay, Becky Billings voters will not be asked to approve a multimillion- dollar bond issue in November. School District 2 trustees voted unanimously Monday to "declare their intention to potentially" ask for the money in November 2009.

Text of report by Conan Businge and Josephine Maseruka entitled: "School heads defy directive to close" published by state-owned, mass-circulation Ugandan daily The New Vision website on 14 September Head teachers have protested a decision by the Ministry of Education to close 400 schools as the third term opens today.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.