November 30, 2000 |
Founded in the Dark Ages and set in the shadow of a Norman castle, King's School is not quite the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but some headmasters are hoping that the Harry Potter magic will help draw American students to British boarding schools such as this one. This week, representatives of King's and 13 other private boarding schools are in Washington on their first mission to recruit American students to a British system of education that they insist is more J. K.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2000
Netsol International Inc., Calabasas, announced that its United Kingdom subsidiary has contracts with eight additional schools in the Swindon Borough Council, England, increasing the total Swindon school system awards this calendar year to approximately $500,000. Netsol International is a global information technology consultant and software developer.
May 31, 2000 |
A star public high school student turned down by Oxford University but accepted at Harvard with $100,000 in financial aid has become the poster child of a British government war on snobbery. To Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown of the Labor Party, the Oxford medical school's rejection of 18-year-old Laura Spence--a straight-A student from economically disadvantaged northeastern England--is a sterling example of the elitism rampant in Britain's top universities and "an absolute scandal."
January 13, 1998 |
Excite Inc. announced plans to issue a free e-mail account to every British schoolchild as part of Britain's drive to wire all its schools to the Internet by 2002. Redwood City-based Excite, an Internet search engine company, hopes to give Britain's 10 million pupils Web-based electronic mail by the end of 1998. Excite spokeswoman Melissa Walia declined to say how much the e-mail program would cost but said the price will be offset by advertising once sponsors are determined.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1997 |
Making the transition from middle school to high school can be a daunting challenge even for students used to being at the head of the class. For Jessica Watson, 14, a former honor student at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, the change also involved a move to an exclusive boarding school in New England. Jessica has adjusted to life at Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield, Mass., the oldest boarding school in America, with success, school officials said. She has maintained a 3.
February 14, 1995 |
Prince Charles, in his hot-selling biography published just months ago, described the bullying he, the heir to the British throne, received as a shy young student at austere Gordonstoun School in Scotland. He recalled the treatment as being meted out "maliciously, cruelly and without respite."