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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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