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Education News Archive - September 22, 2008

By Josh Dulaney RIALTO - Some might say Craig Aguillard is a chief education officer. The 41-year-old alumnus of Eisenhower High School owns Acquire Educational Services, a learning lab for students in the Rialto Unified School District and surrounding communities.

By Maritza Velazquez In the midst of huge budget cuts across the state, schools in the Walnut-Valley Unified School District are prospering. Part of that success is because of dedication of the parents.

By Walden, Jamie WHILE ENROLLMENT IN Pulaski County's three public school districts remains stagnant, the county's private and charter schools are preparing for a flood of new students.

By Walden, Jamie ESTEM CHARTER SCHOOLS, which debuted last month in downtown Little Rock as a public alternative to private schools and public school districts, is already bucking several trends.

By Grigg, Dani Crews broke ground this summer on a new high school in Rexburg that tries to extract all the value it can from a $48 million construction price tag.

By Hengel, Mark INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS BRING DIVERsity to college campuses and prepare students for the "global marketplace," experts and college officials say. But the students also can contribute to an institution's coffers.

By Moritz, Gwen LAST MONTH, JIM PURCELL, director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, delivered the bad news: Despite significant improvement in the rate at which high school graduates who enroll in college - very nearly the national average, in fact - the percentage of Arkansas residents with college degrees is on the decline.

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin today announced an alliance with the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) to offer each of the state's high schools and middle schools a low-cost option to purchase Turnitin's new instructional tool, WriteCycle(TM).

By Gerald N. Tirozzi The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is delighted to have Strong American Schools as a partner in promoting a common agenda of closing the achievement gap and ensuring that all students receive a high-quality education.

Clark outlines New Zealand's schools plus plan WELLINGTON, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- All under-18-year-olds in New Zealand will have to be in some form of education or training from 2014, Prime Minister Helen Clark announced on Friday.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.