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Education News Archive - September 08, 2008

By Les Harvath At one time, it was the Westinghouse Corporation slogan, "Progress is our most important product," that epitomized the success of the far-reaching company.

News You can use Dubuque polling hours Tuesday are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. For voting hours in other counties and polling sites go to THonline/elections08 If there was any doubt that local residents care about what's happening in public schools, this year disposed of that doubt.

By Esther Walker Once, a university education was a passportto a brighter future, a better-paid career, a life of privilege. But after a decade and a half of massive expansion in our higher education system, the 'gold standard' qualification is losing its lustre.

By Judy Kroeger The Laurel Highlands School District is developing a strategic plan to guide the district through the next six years. The plan is due in March and should be complete by February, according to Jessica Scott, federal funds coordinator for the district.

By Tabner, Doug The University of Toledo (UT) is trying to help ease the shortage of qualified teachers in what are considered high-need school districts (defined as a district where at least half the students are eligible for reduced lunch subsidies; at least 34%.

By Cohen, Erika Elizabeth Woznack, a junior at the University of NH, hopes to one day run her own nonprofit or a for-profit company that gives back to the community. She's exactly the type of student - young, educated and motivated - that NH officials want to retain and have in the workforce.

By Williams, Walt CHARLESTON - When students in the University of Charleston's nursing program head back to class later this month, they will see some new faces.

By Imbs, Christine When Diane Miller was recruited as the Saint Louis Science Center's senior vice president of school and community programs and partnerships, her goal was to help community-based organizations use the Science Center as a resource.

By Maloney, Stephen Tessie White used to spend a handful of days each year huddled around desks with other teachers discussing ways to improve student performance.

By Maloney, Stephen While buses are running on time and students are gearing up for another year of learning, the aftereffects of the 2007-08 school year are still being felt throughout the Jefferson Parish Public School System.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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