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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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