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
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.