Education News Archive - September 01, 2005

Schools everywhere in the world are starting back next week. Children arrive polished and clean with new books, pens and equipment, only to appear shabby and down at heel within a week. Teachers are enthusiastic, non stressed and not tired. Buildings shine after weeks of cleaners' efforts.

Word of the Day
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.