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2008-09-30 03:00:26

By Miller, Kevin J Self-contained classrooms and resource rooms have been an important component of the continuum of placements available to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. However, these specialized classrooms have been closing in recent years. A variety of factors are contributing to this, most notably the impact of cochlear implants. This article describes the factors leading to the closure of an elementary school resource room for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and...

2008-09-16 09:00:00

By MEG HECKMAN The field of candidates for Concord's school board is eight deep after a last-minute rush to file yesterday afternoon. Six candidates are running for three, three-year seats. Two more are vying for a one-year vacancy that will open when President Betty Hoadley retires at the end of the year. The candidates are a diverse bunch. Their ranks include a retired elementary school principal, a couple of young fathers new to the community, an assistant city prosecutor and one...

2008-09-15 15:00:28

By TOM KERTSCHER Germantown -- The School Board has taken the rare step of eliminating full-day kindergarten -- which is offered at all but a handful of school districts in Wisconsin -- as it prepares for the second time this year to present voters with a referendum for a new elementary school. School Board Vice President Mike Schultz said he did not propose eliminating full-day kindergarten as a way of persuading voters to vote for the new school, which could provide enough space to...

2008-09-13 03:00:25

By Wang, Chuang Algozzine, Bob Abstract. Reading problems are among the most prevalent concerns in schools; poor readers in elementary school who do not receive special assistance are particularly at risk for dismal academic careers. In a large-scale project, children with serious reading problems received targeted intervention to address critical early literacy skills. The assistance combined focused practice and frequent monitoring to provide instruction needed to improve reading skills....

2008-09-08 15:00:55

By ABE SELIG As details of the death of four-year-old Michael Kruchkov at the hands of his mother in Tel Aviv continued to surface on Wednesday, teachers and other educational staff spoke of their reactions to the shocking case and explained how they were handling the three recent apparent murders of toddlers by family members with their students. "Cases like these are complicated," said Chava Friedman, a head psychologist with the Education Ministry. "With kids at the elementary...

2008-09-08 12:00:15

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning today, the PBS KIDS GO! Web site is giving early elementary school-aged kids across the country more to explore with the launch of an advertising-free, streaming video player offering hundreds of video clips and dozens of full-length episodes. Available on both Macs and PCs, the PBS KIDS GO! video player is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and is available at http://www.pbskids.org/go/video. The video...

2008-09-05 15:00:25

sure signs of another school year As students in Bergen and Passaic counties file back to class this week with a potent mix of excitement, nervousness and dread and countless parents breathe a sigh of relief schools will be offering a host of new classes and amenities. Students will find new computers and new writing programs, new television studios and new sports fields. Some schools have expanded options for learning Chinese and others are teaching Spanish to every young student....

2008-09-05 03:00:24

By Jonker, Leo Abstract: It is possible to get prospective elementary school teachers to learn interesting mathematics well by not only requiring that they learn the material in a mathematics course but also requiring that they teach it as part of an enrichment program at the middle school level. This article discusses the reasons for such a course, and describes a university mathematics course that combines these elements. Keywords: Preparation of elementary teachers, mathematics...

2008-09-03 03:00:19

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 One of the items on Shawnell Jackson's back-to-school to-do list was signing up his two young children at the YMCA's Magic Place after-school program. They'll spend about three hours a day there until he gets off work and can pick them up about 5:30 or 6 p.m. With one day to go until the start of the school year in Roanoke, parents and students are adjusting to new school hours, which are changing in the city for the first time in 40...

2008-08-30 09:00:36

By Dimopoulos, Dimitrios Paraskevopoulos, Stefanos; Pantis, John D ABSTRACT: The ability of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos (NMPZ) in Greece to protect an important sea turtle rookery will ultimately depend on the level of local support and involvement that it receives. Therefore, it is essential for environmental educators to generate among local inhabitants, starting at early ages, positive attitudes concerning the NMPZ. The authors designed a conservation educational module, with...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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