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Education News Archive - September 17, 2008

By Hamidah Atan PUTRAJAYA: Race relations may be made a compulsory subject in public universities under a move to strengthen unity among undergraduates. Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Idris Haron said the move was a way forward for continued peace in the country.

Niigata, Sept 17, 2008 - (JCN Newswire) - Prof. Philip Sugai, who served as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School of International Management (GSIM) at the International University of Japan (IUJ) for the past two years, has assumed the Deanship as of September 1, 2008. And Prof.

By Shanna Flowers shanna.flowers@roanoke.com 981-3220 In June, thousands of Roanoke-area high school seniors adorned themselves in colorful caps and gowns and reveled in the pageantry of pomp and circumstance.

By Anna L. Mallory anna.mallory@roanoke.com 381-8627 Floyd County schools Superintendent Terry Arbogast said Monday that an investigation into just how students at Floyd County High got a glimpse of pornography during a school meeting should be complete by the end of the week.

By Melissa Pamer Los Angeles Unified officials received a shock at a crowded meeting Monday to discuss plans for a new elementary school in Playa Vista: Residents love it. It's on the perfect site and it will make Playa Vista more complete, they said. They want it to open as soon as possible.

To my surprise and to its credit, the School Board of Richmond voted in May to approve an application for a charter elementary school to be located in the vacant Patrick Henry school building.

The school system in coastal Baldwin County was short on teachers, especially in courses such as math and science.

The six young people talked of good times and bad in Virginia's foster-care system, but all had a piece of advice for others in foster care. "Keep your head up and keep trying," said Clinton Boyer, a student at Richmond Technical Center.

By Anonymous The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse once again has been named one of the best universities in the Midwest. UW-L ranked No. 2 among Midwest public universities that offer bachelor's and master's degrees on the U.S. News and World Reports 2009 "America's Best Colleges" list.

By Vincent Carroll 'If you go to college, over your whole life you'll make an extra million bucks," Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper told a group of kids when their school opened this fall. "I'm not making that up." No, he wasn't making it up - but he might as well have been.

Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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