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Archive for May, 2009

Kavya Shivashankar Is Your 2009 Scripps ….

May 29, 2009 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

National Spelling Bee winner with the word laodicean.

Kayva sure was poised out on the stage. I was really pulling for Kennyi Aouad, but blew it. I though Kylr Mou was going to win it all though with his ultra fast spelling, but he blew it as well.

College Related Articles For May 29, 2009….

May 29, 2009 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The Boston Globe is out with an article looking at the four year college myth.

They also look at promising alternative career tracks a college student/grad could take.

They also have a college by the numbers piece which is nice and short data filled piece.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on outside experts who test elite students at Swarthmore.

The AP reports on Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo that is going to giving out 550 iPhone’s in order to help stop truancy.

The LA Times reports on California that could wind up being the first state in the USA to cut college aid and raise tuition at the same time.

Ivy Tech Community College summer enrollment is up 33.5%.

The Pioneer Press Reports on the University of Wisconsin-Madison and 300 people getting picked up from the wait list.

The AP Reports On The Education Secretary…

May 29, 2009 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

saying that many states could be loosing out on federal stimulus cash.

A Couple New York Times Articles….

May 29, 2009 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

One article is on the New Jersey Supreme Court who has upheld a new school financing formula that replaced a controversial one that had favored poor urban districts.

They also report
on an online site that is going to be up for parents in the local area that will help track student performance.

BRIDGE Boot Camp Article…

May 29, 2009 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The Indy Star Reports on this program for at risk students which is part boot camp and part tutoring. A video is included.

The Times Dispatch Reports…

May 29, 2009 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

on the state board of education wrestling over changes to could be coming to third grade exams.