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Education News Archive - August 17, 2005

West Virginia schoolchildren would no longer be required to take the President's Physical Fitness Challenge if the state Board of Education approves a policy calling for its replacement. When lawmakers passed Gov.

WASHINGTON - People in this country have a love-hate relationship with math, a favorite school subject for some but just a bad memory for many others, especially women.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.