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."
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.
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.
September 6, 1988 |
Teen-agers' consumption of junk food and soft drinks are to blame for the rise in soccer hooliganism, delinquency and weekend rural rowdiness, two leading nutritionists said in a report published today. "You cannot hope for good behavior on a junk-food diet, whatever social improvements are made. If only the government, (soccer) authorities and schools realized this, we could start to make progress," said Dr. Damian Downing and Ian Stokes of the British Society for Nutritional Medicine.
April 16, 1994 |
Sex has once again become a political issue in Great Britain--not senior officials caught in the wrong bedroom, but rather sex education in classrooms. The center of the storm is the Health Education Authority, a semiautonomous organization that among other things oversees the instruction pamphlets used in state schools.
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.