Education News Archive - September 25, 2008

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. could begin its planned expansion of preschool offerings as early as the 2009-10 school year, Superintendent Vincent Bertram told the School Board on Monday.

By JULIA GREGG In a recent Public Broadcasting special, Judy Woodruff asked if U.S. students are ready to compete in the global community. In "Where We Stand: America's Schools in the 21st Century," Woodruff reports that of 30 developed countries, the U.S. ranks No. 25 in math and 21 in science.

Firms were today urged to throw their weight behind schools initiatives designed to put the polish on the "workers of tomorrow".

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com The more Glenwood Middle School teachers and staff learned about same-sex classes, the more interested they became.

By MARK WILSON / Courier & Press staff writer - 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com They take the same classes, study and live together, and as result, students in the University of Southern Indiana's Living Learning Communities program are coming out ahead of their fellow freshmen at just about every level.

Hampton and Newport News are among 38 school systems receiving grants from the Virginia Department of Education for 21st-century Community Learning Center programs.

The Richmond school system has a few ideas for getting more life out of its closed A.V. Norrell Elementary School Annex, but it wants the public to chime in. Beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, school officials will be at the building at 201 W. Graham Road to hear public comments.

By Ron Barnett Students in the Palmetto Unified School District in South Carolina have no Internet access, no PTA and no Friday night football. That's because their school is in a prison.

By Becky Orr proponents of a local classical academy plan to re-apply soon. By Becky Orr borr@wyomingnews.com CHEYENNE - Charter school supporters here hope to talk to members of the school board about their application earlier in the process this time.

Get Smart Schools, a new education reform organization in Colorado, has officially launched with the receipt of an initial round of funding from the Daniels Fund, Piton Foundation and Donnell-Kay Foundation.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.