Education News Archive - September 27, 2008
OUR OPINION Half the state's public schools, including 58 in our region, are not meeting mandated progress benchmarks, but to dumb down the standards and toss out the MCAS test, as some are suggesting, would be setting education reform - and our children's future - back decades.
Inspired by a handful of her favorite teachers and professors, Freda Deskin set out to make a difference in the lives of her students and the educational field as a whole. Task accomplished.
By Amy Crawford Westmoreland County Community College was awarded a $2 million, five-year federal grant this week to increase student retention. The grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest the college has received in its 38 years.
Personal and professional success rest on three basic principles: excellence, decency and community. These values are the bedrock from which I intend to build the best law school in the region." It's a bold statement, but Janet Levit is in a position to make it come true.
By Ben Falconer Domestic abuse or violence has touched more than 3,000 children's lives in Gloucestershire, a massive new survey reveals. The survey was released yesterday, with pupils from Beaufort School talking about their experiences.
Schools have been praised for being a hotbed of creative writing talent after their pupils were recognised in a national poetry competition.
By David Harrison firstname.lastname@example.org 777-3523 All but 10 schools in the Roanoke region earned state accreditation this year, based on Standards of Learning tests administered in the 2007-08 school year. Seven of those that missed accreditation were in Roanoke.
The Petersburg school system qualified for a state grant that enables it to implement community learning centers at two schools. Johna Vazquez, an instructional technology resource teacher with the school system, wrote the grant application.
By Courtney Cutright email@example.com 981-3345 A case of MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, was reported earlier this week at a school in Bedford County.
By Ghimire, Nav R Martin, Robert A To face new challenges and achieve development goals, the value of leadership education and the need for leadership development programs to prepare tomorrow's leaders has become increasingly important.