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Education News Archive - September 06, 2008

By BRYAN CORBIN and LINDSEY ZILIAK Courier & Press staff writers (317) 631-7405 or corbinb@courierpress.com In order to boost Indiana's high school graduation rate, Democratic candidate for governor Jill Long Thompson would allow students to take a fifth year to earn their diplomas.

By Jerry Berrios; George B. Sanchez Its students made modest gains in math and English this year, but the Los Angeles Unified School District still lags behind the state average and remains on a watch list for falling short of federal goals, according to state exam results released Thursday.

By Karen Maeshiro LANCASTER -- The Lancaster School District expects to go out to bid in October on a $15 million elementary school planned for Kettering and 17th East streets.

By Bill Zlatos Carnegie Mellon University has appointed a four-person committee to recommend whether a student should get to keep a controversial degree that led to the resignation of a dean.

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com Every school day prepares a child for what lies ahead, speakers said at Thursday's kickoff of Attendance Awareness Month in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp.

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com The citizens group fighting for passage of the Nov. 4 referendum on funding for Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. construction projects is taking its campaign to cyberspace.

By Cathy Benson Adequate Yearly Progress, also called "No Child Left Behind" results, are in from the Virginia Department of Education and Botetourt County as a school division and all schools except Central Academy have passed the muster.

By Yell, Mitchell L Katsiyannis, Antonis; Ryan, Joseph B; McDuffie, Kimberly A; Mattocks, Lindsay Keywords: IEP process; law; legal; policy On December 3, 2004, President Bush signed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA 2004) into law.

Editor, Times-Dispatch: Contrary to Michael Paul Williams' column published Aug. 23, Virginia Commonwealth University has experienced tremendous progress academically in recent years.

By Kissel, Brian IN 2003, the National Commission on Writing pleaded for a writing revolution in education. The plea included a call for increased attention on the subject of writing, considered the "most neglected" of the "three 'Rs'" (p. 3).

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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.