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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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