EDUCATION 

 

AgapePress

 

Abstinence-Committed Youth Gear Up To Mark Third Annual 'Day of Purity'

Require Accuracy in Textbooks -- and Evolution Will Crumble, Says Creationist

Georgia Governor Gets Behind New Education Budgeting Bill

Initiative Touts Community Benefits of Church-School Partnerships

 

Akron Beacon

 

Pa. lawyer cautions Ohio over science standards

 

Arizona Republic

 

Senate OKs bill to require rural regent

 

Associated Press

 

Schools hope snowshoes get kids moving

Clinton Announces Healthy Schools Effort

 

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

Back to drawing board in Cobb

Son's tragic death sparks center on alcohol education 

 

Austin American-Statesman

 

Using technology to teach

New student regent speaks from experience

 

Baltimore Sun

 

Push for Advanced Placement questioned

A teacher's lesson in friendship and faith

Low-income students miss out on federal aid

 

BBC NEWS (UK)

 

Spat over fall in teacher numbers

Children's aids help under threat

'Richer pupils' at church schools

 

Boston Globe

 

State legislators weigh in on recruitment in schools

 

Buffalo News

 

Girls are a growing part of city school violence problem

School Board eases public comment rule (The Depew School Board)

Olean board to get reports on elementary schools

Grand Isle schools wrestle with bomb threat response

 

Charlotte Observer (North Carolina)

 

Weighted budget: A path to equity? (Schools whose students need more aid would get more money.)

 
Chicago Sun-Times

 

Free preschool? 'Can't afford not to,' gov says

'We name schools after heroes'

 
Chicago Tribune

 

Teachers strike avoided in Rondout District 72

100 students will be forced to change schools (About 100 students in Township High School District 214's English Language Learner program will be transferred next fall under a plan approved last week.)

Doubts cast on preschool proposal

Why We Can't Dilute Darwin

 

China Daily

 

Rural education requires funding rethink

 

Christian Science Monitor

 

India's lower castes get into private schools (A new law reserves more than a fourth of private school seats for the underprivileged.)

 

Cincinnati Enquirer

 

CPS high schools a click away

Wyoming taxpayers skip school (Wyoming has one of the best school districts in the state, but it appears not all residents are willing to pay for it.)

Milford opens push for levy

 

Cleveland Plain Dealer

 

Professor's gift will allow CSU Library to buy rare materials about Cleveland

Parma board, teachers reach tentative pact

 
Contra Costa Times

 

Interactive whiteboards update classrooms

For these students, it's just fun in any language

New school library rises from the ashes

 

Daily Advance (North Carolina)

 

Students enjoying school's new media center 

Three Southern writers to be honored for literary excellence 

 

Dallas Morning News

 

Tech upgrades, no strings attached

Education innovator is honored

 

Denver Post

Book lists Colo. profs as "dangerous academics"  (A new book on the "101 Most Dangerous Academics in America" stars University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill and attacks five other professors in the state. )

DesMoines Register

 

Iowa's youth deluged by elders' new rules

Hip-hop could be music to students' ears

U of I seeks to boost Greek system

 

Deseret Morning News

 

Schools' future up in air (Together Jason and Heidi Franklin built a fence for their duplex, half of which they rent out while living and raising their young children in the other half.)

 

Detroit Free Press

 

Special Report | High School Requirements: Tougher standards for grads supported

Eye On Politics: Granholm's plan to cut tuition grants puzzles

 
Detroit News

 

Schoolcraft touts $12.5M project

Buyouts would help melt Dearborn district's deficit

Dearborn Heights recall vote approved

Hartland Schools faces cuts in budget

MEAP tests taken early, but results to be late

Change in classroom is a challenge

Is Black History Month necessary?

 

Florida Times Union

 

Q&A: School officials say plan will increase efficiency

 

Hartford Courant

UConn To Serve 'Cage-Free' Eggs

School Marks Darwin's Birthday

Students Stuck In Study Halls (Study hall has become something of an epidemic at Ellington High School.)

 
Houston Chronicle

 

Houston schools fight evacuee truancy

 

Independent (UK)

 

Ban on interviews will not stop schools selecting by stealth

Nurseries can damage your toddlers, says parenting guru

 

Indianapolis Star

 

Helping dropouts with carrot, stick (State bill would make it harder to quit, easier to finish high school.)

Junk-food bill may be scrapped (Measure would curb vending sales of sodas, fatty food in schools.)

Center Grove teachers, board agree on contract

 

Lexington Herald-Leader

 

Win a prize for going to school (If you're a student in Fayette County and you attend school every single day this month, expect more than just a pat on the back.)

 

Los Angeles Times

 

High School's 'Outsiders' Are Dropping Back In

Sex education for parents too

Prospects Bright for Bush's Competitiveness Plan (The initiative, which is winning bipartisan support, calls for federal investment in math and science education and research.)

 

Miami Herald

 

School Board considers revote for Aug. 14 start (Support among School Board members is growing for a revote on the controversial school start date.)

 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

What you need to know on vouchers  (The basics of what is going on with Milwaukee's controversial and precedent-setting program can be lost easily. Here is a primer on the current, heated episodes in the long running battle over school choice.)

 

National Review

 

Covering the Basics (Thinking about math education.)

 

Newsweek

 

The Decline and Fall of Europe (Talk to top-level scientists and educators about the future of scientific research and they will rarely even mention Europe.)

 

New York Post
 
Ed. Bigs Say: No Escape  (A lack of space in good city public schools forced the Department of Education to turn down mid-year transfer pleas from 1,087 students stuck in failing schools — including 205 who tried twice to escape, according to new data. )

 

New York Sun

 

Gasps From Parents Greet Remarks As Pupils Talk About SATs, Sex

 

New York Times

 

Illinois Governor Suggests Preschool for All

Education for Profit

Tutor Program Offered by Law Is Going Unused

Thinning the Milk Does Not Mean Thinning the Child

 

NewsObserver (Raleigh, North Carolina)

 

Dare sales tax vote may bear lesson in Wake

Eligible for grants, many poor students didn't apply

 

Orlando Sentinel

 

Sub runs on human power

Ready, set, learn -- Schools rev up pre-K

Costly tutoring may be too late

 

Pakistan News Service

 

Afghanistan: Education crisis in the south with 200 schools closed

 

Palm Beach Post

 

GOP chair criticizes voucher ruling (Sid Dinerstein compares voucher fight with Dred Scott case at an ACLU meeting.)

Drum circles aim to improve grades

 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Student in Broncos jersey switches schools 

Podcasts, PowerPoints taking over classrooms

 

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

 

Education system often leaves boys behind (Call it the dirty little secret of public education: Boys are falling behind girls from elementary school to college and have been for years.)

 
Rocky Mountain News

 

Tightknit alums step to plate for West Side school

'Danger' in academia

 

Sacramento Bee

 

North-area districts try cooperation (With Grant's future undecided, schools discuss merging services.)

Quest for school choice tricky (They're among the San Juan Unified School District's most beloved institutions - and among its most controversial.)

Longtime educator in Folsom is retiring (Daryl Hackbarth, principal at Blanche Sprentz Elementary School since 2000, is retiring after working nearly 35 years with the Folsom Cordova Unified School District.)

 

Saint Louis Post Dispatch 

 

Schools think small to expand learning

Board plans session on school uniforms

Kindergarten age rules stir debate

Schwab will take helm at Holman School

Kindergarten signup will be held in March

Tuition will go up about 4.6 percent

Ex-chief will help Wentzville schools

 

Saint Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)

 

Is student impostor still in U.S.?

Wambach named top principal in the state (Woman now eligible for national award.)

Skills exams may get tougher (State raises standards on annual assessment.)

Teen Web hangouts can be gold mines for predators  (Kids give out important info on sites like MySpace.)

 

Salt Lake Tribune

 

Jordan schools fear stampede to retire

 

San Antonio Express-News

 

A&M will again offer journalism major

No-excuses education

 
San Diego Union Tribune

School clubs boom in county (Schools throughout San Diego County report that there are more campus clubs than ever. )

Low-key schools chief makes friends

 

San Jose Mercury

 

Should California pay for preschool?

Home makes intimate classroom

Brisk curriculum at Challenger makes many demands of pupils

'Whole'-child concept of Montessori includes lots of freedom

 

Scotsman (Scotland)

 

Teachers' pay deal 'needs rethink'

 

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

 

Special ed attracts students, deficit

Inflating a resume illegal? It might be under new bill

WASL success may mean a higher dropout rate

 

Seattle Times 

 

Reclassifying students buys time for WASL

"Noiseguy" makes learning sound fun

 

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

 

Diagnostic tests predict changes ahead in FCAT rankings

Financial difficulties plague charter schools

Practice tests predict shifts in schools' FCAT rankings

 
Tallahassee Democrat

 

Students rise early to help

 

Tennessean

 

Teens get lesson in spending

 

The State (South Carolina)

 

‘Interview Day’ links job seekers, employers (About 300 seniors from 20 private S.C. colleges are expected to gather in Columbia Monday to interview with prospective employers.)

School funding trial bills top $12 million

 

The Times of India

 

Oxford on a drive to lure Indian kids

 

USA TODAY

 

Town rallies to save school  (Arkansas residents raise $400K in attempt to avoid annexation.)

Weber on comeback trail  (Bowler back among sports elite after sad, tumultuous 2005.)

 

Virginia Pilot

 

Beach board hears plan for altering teachers' salary structure

 

Washington Post

 

Pr. George's Schools Chief Hunt Narrows (Three finalists to fill the Prince George's County schools chief vacancy will meet this week with elected officials, educators and others with a stake in improving the uneven record of one of Washington's largest suburban school systems.)

Md. Teacher's Arrest Engenders Distrust: Woman, Charged With Animal Cruelty, Still Working at Montgomery Blair

Schools Await Grade: Maryland Considers Fate of Charles Carroll Middle And Others Falling Short

 

Washington Times

 

High schools graduate to video for memories of good old days (Seniors who attend prom or participate in spring sports or the school musical at Thomas S. Wootton High School traditionally had to go back and buy the next year's yearbook to see those events immortalized in print.)

Public charter schools (A local group called Northeast Neighbors for Responsible Growth filed a lawsuit Feb. 2 in D.C. Superior Court seeking to block the opening of a charter school on Capitol Hill.)