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Education News Archive - September 24, 2008

By Richard Garner Teachers should address personal development in curriculum, says report PRIMARY SCHOOLS should place just as much emphasis on children's wellbeing and lifestyle as maths and English, says a report being studied by the Government's primary curriculum review team.

By Sian Powell CREATIVE youngsters at a Nuneaton school have set up their very own art gallery to demonstrate their feelings. It's part of a new curriculum at Queens CE Junior School - one of just three schools in the area to be selected to teach its pupils the International Primary Curriculum.

By Lucy Wilson EDUCATION REPORTER PARENTS of more than 200 Coventry and Warwickshire pupils were fined for letting their children miss school last year. Education welfare staff sent the pounds 50 fines to parents who allowed their youngsters take time off or failed to stop them playing truant.

There are school bonds, and then there are school bonds: big, small, necessary and not. And this year there are lots and lots of Los Angeles County school districts - 10 in our greater region - going hat in hand to voters Nov.

By Caroline An TEMPLE CITY - For years, the city and its school district have shared facilities and school sites for after-school recreation and other programs. Money wasn't a big issue - until this school year.

Columbia County parents might soon be able to pay for their children's school lunches with the click of a mouse. Greenbrier High, Evans Middle and Riverside Elementary schools recently were selected as test sites for a pilot program using a non-cash payment system.

By Home-Douglas, Pierre ASEE's president, SARAH A. RAJALA, has expanded opportunities in engineering through persuasion, mentoring and leading by example. AS THE granddaughter of William Bakewell, the only American on Ernest Shackleton's legendary expedition to Antarctica, Sarah A.

By Anonymous The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado announces the graduation of three Texas bankers and examiners as part of the Class of 2008. A total of 138 graduates from across the nation were recognized for their accomplishments in a ceremony on July 24.

By LaPorte, James E Excellence in our profession comes as a result of the collective work of us all, applying our unique talents and abilities, for the benefit of the whole, including the people we serve. Text of a speech delivered at the FTE Spirit of Excellence breakfast in Salt Lake City, Utah.

By Fiona MacLeod THUNDER clouds rumbled ominously above the tram as it trundled through the streets of Aberdeen. For most four-year-olds, the experience would have been frightening, but for one little boy, it sparked a passion that would last a lifetime.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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