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Education News Archive - September 02, 2008

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) - Maurisha Gaiter didn't raise her two daughters to be honor roll students by letting them skip class.But on Tuesday, when the Chicago Public School year starts, that's what they plan to do, with their mother's encouragement.Upset by her daughters' overcrowded classrooms, outdated textbooks and shortage of computers, Gaiter is sending 11-year-old Maurisha and 14-year-old Sakiijdra north to some of the state's wealthiest suburbs to join hundreds or possibly thousands of other Chicago students in protesting what they say is an unequal system for funding schools."I don't want to send my kids to any second-class school anymore," she said.

KUALA LUMPUR: Budget 2009 has garnered positive reactions from the National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) and the National Parent-Teacher Association.

By Walker, J D Baepler, Paul; Cohen, Brad Abstract. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) arose, in part, out of a need to rebalance the triadic mission of large academic institutions that have traditionally emphasized research over teaching and service.

By Melissa Pamer The realization of two sisters' long-held dreams of opening a charter school in Carson has remained, for now, just out of reach.

By Dallimore, Elise J Hertenstein, Julie H; Platt, Marjorie B Abstract. This research project examines students' reactions to in-class discussion as an instructional technique by investigating the effect of participation practices on communication-based skill development.

The Junior League of Lancaster distributed $15,000 to six agencies through its Community Opportunities Fund.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a column about supporting schools by supporting levies. But that is not the only way adults need to support education. Whether you are a parent, stepparent, significant other of a parent, grandparent or other relative -- by supporting your schools, you support children.

By LINDA HALL By LINDA HALL Staff Writer WOOSTER DISTRICT -- As the staff of Wooster City Schools convened for convocation in the Performing Arts Center early Thursday morning, some of the pupils-to-be also were preparing for school.

By AL LAWRENCE By AL LAWRENCE Special to The Daily Record ASHLAND -- Preliminary figures show opening day enrollment at the Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center met projections for the 2008-09 school year.

By CHRIS LEONARD By CHRIS LEONARD Staff Writer SOUTHEAST DISTRICT -- Holmesville Elementary School students found themselves with an extra passenger on their Thursday morning commute, namely, the district superintendent.

Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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