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2008-10-02 00:00:19

By Bethan Marshall Comment Faith schools are controversial, and becoming more so. Last month, a new law was passed making it possible for faith schools to employ the head and the non-teaching staff from people who share the religious belief of the school. So, anyone from the teaching assistants to the dinner ladies may have to be paid-up members of whatever denomination or religious belief the school demands. For some people, this is progress. One of the reasons faith schools are said...

2008-09-06 21:00:12

By James Reed Like every group of children entering their final school year, they face exams that will have a significant bearing on their futures.But those starting Year 11 this month are also the Blair Generation.David Miliband coined the term four years ago when he was Schools Minister to describe those children who started school in 1997, the year Labour came to power. He promised that they would be "the best educated generation in our nation's history". So the achievements of this...

2008-08-23 09:00:28

Our view: Disabled, foster-care pupils shouldn't lose funding, but state must cap program amid questions about its legality An effort by some lawmakers to find money for a school voucher program that was sacrificed in the lengthy and difficult state budgeting process should raise questions about how legislative priorities are set. The programs in question began in 2006 and provided $2.5 million for vouchers to students with certain disabilities and $2.5 million for children who had been...

2008-08-22 03:00:38

By Green, Todd The causal link between modernization and secularization forms the core of secularization theories. With modernization, rationalization leads to a "demythologization" of the world; technology reduces the occasions in which humans seek divine assistance for this-worldly problems; large-scale industrialized enterprises, cities, and nation states replace the small, close- knit communities from which religion traditionally derives its strength; individualization increases the...

2008-08-04 12:01:14

By Vicki McClure, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Aug. 4--A proposed state constitutional amendment offers what sounds like a simple and painless remedy for improving public education in Florida -- require every school district to spend at least 65 percent of its money on classroom instruction. But nearly every school district already does that. The real impact of Amendment 9, which a Leon County circuit court judge will consider knocking off the fall ballot today, could be a second mandate...

2008-07-09 03:00:25

By Walker, Olene S It is an honor for me to welcome you to the State of Utah and to the Brigham Young University campus. I commend the J. Reuben Clark Law School, the David O. McKay School of Education, and especially Cole Durham and the staff of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies for their global efforts in providing forums for all issues relating to religious freedoms. Some may wonder about the connection between religious freedom and the Legislature's decision to issue...

2008-06-18 15:00:36

By Jennifer D Jordan The measure sought to relieve local school districts of the cost of busing and textbooks for private and parochial school students. PROVIDENCE -- A perennial debate about whether cash-strapped local school districts should have to pay the busing and textbook costs of private and parochial school students emerged again this week, in the form of a last-minute bill submitted by Providence lawmakers that would stop the long-standing practice. The House Health,...

2008-06-16 09:00:00

By Paul Tosto, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun. 16--Risen Christ looked like a typical urban Catholic school when Helen Dahlman took over in 2000. Students were a roughly even mix of black and white, and nearly all were English speakers. The Latino population was so small "we didn't even count it." Today, fewer than one in 10 are white at the South Minneapolis school. Nearly half are Latino. Some are African refugees with little formal schooling. Many don't speak English at home. Most...

2006-01-05 21:34:08

By Michael Peltier TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a school voucher program that allowed some students to attend private schools with taxpayers' money, a key component of Gov. Jeb Bush's education reforms. A Bush campaign promise that became a model for other U.S. programs, the Florida system allowed parents of students in chronically failing public schools to use their public school allocation to offset private school tuition. The...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.