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Education News Archive - October 24, 2005

By NIRVI SHAH Palm Beach Post Staff Writer This year, 341 students vied for the 125 coveted seats in Suncoast High School's International Baccalaureate program. It's so competitive that some parents start plotting their kids' paths there at age 10.

Roundup: Uganda makes achievements in universal primary education by Ssekandi Ronald, Chen Cailin KAMPALA, Oct.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'