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2008-11-06 09:00:32

Classes for some 50,000 students at Toronto's York University were canceled Thursday as faculty workers went on strike over wage issues. The contract faculty, teaching assistants and graduate students are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, and voted Wednesday night to walk out, the Globe and Mail reported. Christina Rousseau, chairwoman of CUPE local 3903, told the newspaper the latest offer of a 9.25 percent increase over three years would make York's contract and...

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...

2008-09-03 03:00:20

By O'Byrne, Kim Dormody, Tom If agricultural education is going to achieve 10,000 quality secondary programs by the year 2015, it will need to recruit and develop many new teachers. These teachers will replace those who will leave the profession and staff the estimated 4,000 new positions that will be added by the 10x15 initiative. Currently, the profession is experiencing a shortage in new agricultural education teachers. To end the shortage and achieve the increase in teachers stimulated...

2008-08-27 18:00:47

By Moira Sharkey THE Welsh Assembly Government has been accused of "trying to get education on the cheap" after figures showed a drop in the number of teachers and a rise in teaching assistants. The criticism was made by the Welsh Conservatives after latest statistics showed teacher numbers in Wales' schools fell from27,065 in 2007 to 26,880 in 2008. During the same period, the number of teaching assistants rose by 865, to 9,583. While recognising the role teaching assistants play in...

2008-07-18 15:00:50

By Linda Borg PROVIDENCE -- The union that represents teacher assistants is asking the City Council to overrule a School Department decision to have fewer teaching assistants in first-grade classrooms. The Laborers' International Union of North America, Local 1033, took out a half-page advertisement in yesterday's Providence Journal decrying the cuts. The union says it has organized a large turnout of teacher assistants for a City Council hearing on the proposed school budget Wednesday...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.