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2008-10-09 12:00:33

Tuition increases for Canadian undergraduate university students in 2008 were 3.6 percent higher than last year, Statistics Canada reported Thursday. Full-time undergraduate students paid an average of $4,724 in tuition and fees this year, up from $4,558 a year ago. On a 10-year basis, that represents an overall 4.4 percent increase, while during the same period, the Consumer Price Index rose at an annual average rate of 2.3 percent, StatsCan said. Undergraduate dentistry students paid...

2008-10-09 00:00:34

By stacey becker It was a simple enough idea for a complicated discussion.More than 60 citizens gathered at The Forum Tuesday night to discuss in an organized fashion the current status and potential future of early childhood education in the district.Nancy Bradley, director of elementary education and staff development, spoke to the diverse crowd before they were divided into groups."You're about important things tonight," she said.The Community Open Forum on Early Childhood Education was...

2008-10-08 12:00:30

DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Published annually, this book features analyses of the previous year's federal and state court decisions affecting private and public K-12 schools and higher education. This insightful journal is the collaborative effort of education and legal scholars from across the country. The editor, Charles J. Russo, J.D., Ed.D., is the author of approximately 700 publications, including 32 books (authored, co-authored, and edited). Dr. Russo was first...

2008-10-08 03:00:22

By Delbanco, Andrew Can the Humanities Survive? Reading Anthony Kronman's Education's End: Why Our Coueges and Uni' versities Have Given Vp on the Meaning of Life (Yale University Press, $17, 320 pp.) reminded me of some advice I once got from a colleague. We were discussing a candidate for a position in the English Department who touted his own work as "revisionist.""Keep in mind," my colleague said, "if it's new, it's probably wrong." Kronman, too, is skeptical of the new, and convinced...

2008-10-06 15:00:32

By SHARON KILEY MACK; OF THE NEWS STAFF PITTSFIELD - Starting next fall, any school district that voluntarily holds a pre-kindergarten program for 4-year-olds must provide transportation to and from school for those children, even if their parents choose not to have them ride. The result could be millions of dollars in additional costs to Maine schools and bus companies. Because of the young age and small stature of these pupils, the expenses include retrofitting buses to include...

2008-10-02 12:05:28

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Michael Race of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, +1-717-783-9802 HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's continuing investment in early childhood education is making a strong impact for children and families, according to a year-end report on the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts program released today by the state Department of Education. The report, from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, highlights the...

2008-10-01 06:00:43

By Fiona MacLeod NURSERY school in Scotland has traditionally been seen as time for fun, before the real hard work starts. However, a growing emphasis on early years has opened up the question of what constitutes early years education. The new school Curriculum for Excellence covers a wider age range - from three-18 years - than the five-14 range in the guidelines it replaced. As a result, teachers say they are needed more than ever in nurseries. Councils, however, are replacing them...

2008-10-01 03:00:22

When he was chairman of the Richmond School Board, Mark Emblidge visited kindergarten classrooms and heard teachers express a common concern over and over again, he recalled. The teachers could predict which children would have trouble learning to read by the skills they lacked when they started kindergarten. Now director of the Literacy Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University, Emblidge is working with Christopher E. Chin on a project to make sure children learn those skills before...

2008-09-26 15:00:36

By FEA, Sue in Queenstown A NEW childcare centre planned for Arrowtown might ease the backlog of more than 100 Arrowtown children waiting for a spot in child learning and care centres. The Queenstown Lakes District Council on Friday will consider a request from the Arrowtown Community Preschool to guarantee a $20,000 bank loan for its $733,000 childcare project. The preschool committee is applying to the Education Ministry next month for a discretionary funding grant to build a new...

2008-09-25 09:00:43

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Center for Education Research recently released a report on the Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research (PCER) initiative that shows Wright Group/McGraw-Hill's DLM Early Childhood Express supplemented with SRA/McGraw-Hill's Open Court Reading Pre-K has positive effects on reading, phonological awareness, and language in Pre-K - Kindergarten. The report, "Effects of Preschool Curriculum Programs on School Readiness," provides individual...


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