Education News Archive - September 23, 2008

By Jeff Packham The school day for Andrew Grimes was fairly simple prior to entering Capitol Hill High School. As a home-schooled student, he was much like many other students in facing challenges in math and dealing with the pressures of homework.

By David Page When more than 400 Native American elementary, middle school and high school students visit the University of Central Oklahoma campus this week for the Indian Expo, they will be part of an effort extending beyond the conference.

It is the other pupils in the class we should be thinking about - those who behave and want an education. There is far too much time and money thrown at children whose poor behaviour is given a label that makes it acceptable.

By Karen Nitkin While the internships, mentoring and job shadowing programs get the most attention at the National Academy Foundation, academics are just as important.

By Farrah Naz Karim PUTRAJAYA: Primary school pupils may soon have to sit for aptitude tests that could be used to determine the direction of their future education.

By Neil Nisperos The Chino Valley Unified School District is celebrating some of the highest student test scores in the region this year, but it's not resting on its laurels. District officials said work will be done to maintain student proficiency levels at all schools and improve them.

By Carole Tarrant carole.tarrant@roanoke.com 981-3210 Now that we have settled into a new school year, it's a good time for me to share what goes into covering K-12 education for The Roanoke Times.

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 A total of 58 Roanoke students, a fraction of those eligible, have switched schools this year under a provision in the No Child Left Behind Act.

Aiken County physical education teachers are resorting to jumping jacks in the hallways and calisthenics in the classroom to meet the requirements of a state law on class sizes.

By Fiona MacLeod IT MAY be seen by some as shifting deckchairs on the Titanic, but a stir has been made in education circles by the new-look Labour education team. Iain Gray, the new leader of the party in Scotland, has stamped his mark on his revamped shadow cabinet.

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.