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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
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.