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Education News Archive - September 30, 2008

By Kerra Maddern Education bosses trying to improve a city school criticised by inspectors have partnered it with one of the county's most outstanding primaries in the first scheme of its kind in Devon.

By Sarah Wienke In general, local private schools aren't seeing enrollment affected by the economic downturn. The reason, according to school officials interviewed for this story, is that private school education is a priority for their students' families even in troubled times.

The announcement by Ed Balls, Schools and Children's Secretary, that those entering senior school education will not be leaving school until they are 17 means that Parkside Community College, which closed down last month, should remain for educational purposes as well as for some community activities.

By Bob Otto YUCAIPA - There's a lot to like about a new school - the classrooms, the teachers and the sense you get when you're in a state-of-the-art building. Ten-year-old David Kong focused on something else. "My teacher," he said.

By Kelly Puente UNIVERSAL CITY - Three area educators were among 16 chosen Monday as the 2008-09 Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year.

By Miller, Kevin J Self-contained classrooms and resource rooms have been an important component of the continuum of placements available to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. However, these specialized classrooms have been closing in recent years.

By Donne, Vicki J Zigmond, Naomi An observational study of reading instruction, using the MS- CISSAR protocol, was conducted in general education classrooms, resource classrooms, and self-contained special education/deaf education classrooms in Grades 1 through 4 in public schools within the tri-state area of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

By Roach, Ronald The Leadership Alliance has produced more than 100 Ph.D.s, one- third of whom are now working in the academy. As a stellar student at Morehouse College in the 1990s, Dr. Jason Sello navigated a path to Harvard University where he earned a doctorate in biophysics.

By Nealy, Michelle J Education plan includes a tax credit for college students who perform community service and grants for community colleges. After nearly two years in control of the US.

By Anonymous Professor Ciaran O hOgartaigh has been appointed Professor of Accounting at UCD Business Schools. In his new role, he will be responsible for enhancing the accounting research programme at faculty and doctoral levels at the Quinn School and Smurfi t Schools.

Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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