Education News Archive - September 05, 2008

By George B. Sanchez Nearly 700,000 students head back to Los Angeles Unified classrooms today, and tens of thousands of them will no longer suffer through chaotic, year-round schedules thanks to the district's massive ongoing construction program.

Children in Gloucestershire who walked through secondary school gates for the first time yesterday could have expected to be leaving in 2013. But following a change in government policy, they now have to stay on until they are 17.

By Tony LaRussa Despite a major reorganization of its school buildings and the loss of dozens of teachers and administrators over the summer, the start of school for the nearly 5,000 students in the Penn Hills School District has been fairly smooth, officials say.

By Rick Orlov WATTS -- As students return to classrooms today for the start of a new school year in Los Angeles, major changes will greet 10 of the worst-performing campuses now under the authority of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

By Laura Van Wert Baldwin High School students choosing between a studio art class and study hall may now choose the elective without fear of what it will do to his or her Quality Point Average.

By Bill Zlatos Carnegie Mellon University announced today the formation of a four-member committee to review the status of an improperly-awarded master's degree that led to the resignation of the dean of the Heinz School for Public Policy and Management.

By Bob Stiles Greensburg Salem officials said Wednesday that they plan to turn over more duties for the dual enrollment program to high school staff in an effort to solve a few problems that have cropped up this year.

By Brian Bowling Third-graders learn multiplication better when they use their brains before they use a calculator, a new study has found.

By Jason Cato Two former instructors are suing a Downtown higher education center, claiming the school illegally rewards admissions recruiters, dupes prospective students with false promises about their futures and encourages teachers to pass failing students.

By Bill Zlatos Private school leaders in Pittsburgh are trying to get their students included in a $250 million scholarship program.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.