Education News Archive - September 04, 2008

By Hilary Wilce EDUCATION QUANDARY Hilary's advice What indeed? Although as you, dear cynical primary school teacher, point out, being affiliated to an academy is bound to improve intakes at the chosen primary schools, so standards will rise at a stroke.

By Rachel Pugh RECRUITMENT Being a school bursar isn't just about money. It's a serious management role.

By I.T. WE recently celebrated our 51st Merdeka Day and, as a nation, we have come far in many aspects. Sad to say, however, in terms of tertiary education, we have not progressed much. It used to be that when one graduates from a local university, it was with pride.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/1dd35f/china_education_an) has announced the addition of the "China Education and Training Industry Report, 2008" to their offering. China's education and training is a sunrise industry.

By Timothy Puko; Karen Roebuck Pennsylvania's education secretary wants schools to know that when their leaders fail, a state takeover is still an option. "There are a couple of blinking lights that are blinking very brightly.

The University of Central Oklahoma has established a training program for the treatment of autism. Students completing the program can become board-certified behavior analysts specializing in autism.

The Shaler Area School District has postponed the start of school by two days for high school students. The first full day for classes at the high school, which for the first time this year includes ninth grade, will be Sept. 12. Orientation for juniors and seniors will be held Sept.

To some, it might seem like the last throw of the dice to get performance in the maths and English national curriculum tests for 11-year-olds resuming an upward trend after several years of stagnation. To others, it is simply an eminently sensible idea.

KUALA LUMPUR: It is wrong to use subjects to teach English. This is the consensus of educationists on the deteriorating standard of the language among Malaysian students.

By Timothy Puko; Karen Roebuck Students in Woodland Hills School District will be spending a lot more time in class this year: There will be no field trips and no assemblies.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.