Education News Archive - September 18, 2008

Pioneering pupils at a North Lincolnshire primary school are stealing environmental groups' thunder by showing off their green side.

A Mother is preparing to make a third plea to one of the highest educational tribunals in the country to get 'a fair deal' for her son.

By Richard Garner CHILDREN'S SOCIAL class is still the most significant factor in determining their exam success in state schools, the Government's head of teacher training acknowledges today.

By JERRY RYNDER Being retired has many advantages, including participation in two of our grandchildren's daily lives. One of the most pleasant activities for us is to observe their educational growth.

By Dan Charles Staff and pupils at a Gloucester primary school are celebrating after fighting its way back to the top of the class. Finlay Community School had faced an uncertain future after it was place in Special Measures in November 2006.

Pupils at Derby's newest secondary school were back in lessons by 10.30am today. Sinfin Community School has been rebuilt over the past year at a cost of almost pounds20m following a fire in April 2006.

By Andy Sharman UNIVERSITIES A flagship scheme set up to raise teenage interest in mathematics will be lucky to solve the crisis affecting the subject at university level, says one leading academic.

Two schools in Derbyshire will take on extra pupils when a third school closes in 2010. Deincourt Community School, in North Wingfield, will close as part of the county council's blueprint for secondary education.

As the time fast approaches for parents who will be sending their kids to school for the very first time, what will they need to consider? The most pressing issue for a lot of families is choosing the right school - to the point where moving to a new area is an option.

By Chris Craft I applaud the past Roanoke City School Board for looking outside the box as far as the hiring of a new school superintendent last year. When it hired Rita Bishop, it did one of the greatest things it has done in years. Bishop is a former Roanoker and Roanoke city school employee.

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.