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Education News Archive - January 01, 2006

By Gretchen Losi, Daily Press, Victorville, Calif., Daily Press, Victorville, Calif. Jan. 1--HESPERIA -- With attendance becoming an even more important measure in calculating performance and funding under federal and state laws, schools are grasping for ways to get students to school on time.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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