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Education News Archive - August 16, 2005

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- America's students are struggling with grammar and writing as never before. The new writing/grammar section of the SAT will be either a barrier or a gateway for students.

In May 2004, Philip R. Sims, a Niagara Falls music teacher, admitted a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old student, a relationship that prosecutors said extended over three years. He was sentenced to 10 years' probation, including six months in jail.

Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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