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2008-06-15 15:00:40

By Susan Evans, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Jun. 15--EBENSBURG -- This school district that has withstood the notorious lamb slaughter and cheating scandals is under attack again. Like a house divided, much of the Ebensburg area community is upset with the Central Cambria board for dividing the middle school grades. What's really going on? The district is still torn aboutwhether middle school grades 6-8 should be kept together. Last week, despite a loud and large outcry from...

2008-06-15 15:00:40

By The Argus, Fremont, Calif. Jun. 15--UNION CITY -- Two women from outside the Tri-City area may be joining the New Haven Unified School District this fall as principals of Eastin and Emanuele elementary schools in Union City. The candidate for the Eastin post is Penny Loetterle, principal of an elementary school in Orinda that was named a California Distinguished School this year. The candidate for the Emanuele post is Heidi Green, head of Skyline High School, the largest high school...

2008-05-22 03:00:24

By Finn, Jeremy D Fish, Reva M; Scott, Leslie A ABSTRACT. Despite the fact that misbehavior in school is a pervasive problem to educators and despite its adverse consequences, few researchers have examined the range of misbehaviors by students, their antecedents, or their consequences. The authors used data from the National Education Longitudinal Survey of 1988 (NELS:88) conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to examine immediate and long-term educational sequelae...

2008-04-02 03:00:47

By Dogru-Atay, Pinar Tekkaya, Ceren ABSTRACT. The authors investigated the comparative effect of the learning cycle and expository instruction on 8th-grade students' achievement in genetics. They adopted the nonequivalent control group design as a type of quasiexperimental design. The experimental group (N = 104) received learning cycle instruction, and the control group (N = 109) received expository instruction. The 2-way analysis of covariance indicated a statistically significant...

2008-02-15 03:00:34

By Martin, Don Martin, Magy; Carvalho, Kathleen Abstract: In this article, the authors assess the evidence related to various instructional styles for teaching reading to children with learning disabilities. Results of the literature review indicate that whole language and direct instruction are the two major approaches to teaching reading. Whole language has proven successful for many students with learning disabilities. In addition, direct instruction provides teachers with the ability to...

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2008-02-06 03:00:00

By Jozefowicz-Simbeni, Debra M Hernandez The role school social workers play within schools, the training they receive, and whether they are present in junior high schools are all factors that pose barriers and opportunities for school social workers' involvement in dropout prevention efforts during the middle school years. Such efforts are necessary because the unique challenges of early adolescence can bring about increased academic and behavioral problems and can eventually lead to school...

2007-12-22 06:00:26

By Kann, Laura Telljohann, Susan K; Wooley, Susan F ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: School health education can effectively help reduce the prevalence of health-risk behaviors among students and have a positive influence on students' academic performance. This article describes the characteristics of school health education policies and programs in the United States at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. METHODS: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducts the School...

2007-12-22 06:00:26

By Lee, Sarah M Burgeson, Charlene R; Fulton, Janet E; Spain, Christine G ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Comprehensive school-based physical activity programs consist of physical education and other physical activity opportunities including recess and other physical activity breaks, intramurals, interscholastic sports, and walk and bike to school initiatives. This article describes the characteristics of school physical education and physical activity policies and programs in the United States at the...

2007-12-13 06:00:31

By Sink, Christopher A Spencer, Lisa R This article reports on a psychometric study examining the validity and reliability of the My Class Inventory-Short Form for Teachers, an accountability measure for elementary school counselors to use as they evaluate aspects of their school counseling programs. As a companion inventory to the student version of the My Class Inventory-Short Form (Sink & Spencer, 2005), this instrument assesses teachers' perceptions of the classroom climate as they...

2007-11-14 12:00:00

Students in the Golden State will soon be using state-approved versions of the math textbooks that helped their counterparts in Singapore crunch numbers better than any children in the world, according to Jeffery Thomas, president of the textbooks' North American distributor, SingaporeMath.com Inc. Elementary school teachers in California will, beginning next year, be allowed to use state funds to order adaptations of math textbooks that were developed by Singapore's Ministry of Education...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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