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Education News Archive - October 22, 2006

By Brown, Elissa; Avery, Linda; VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; Worley, Bess B II; Stambaugh, Tamra A paucity of research exists regarding the relative strengths and limitations and effects on practice in gifted education state policies.

By Charlie Roduta, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Oct. 22--The dog ate it. The mailman stole it. Mom used it as a dryer sheet. Students can make their excuses for missing homework assignments, but they don't make a difference at Hilliard Memorial Middle School.

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The "Freshman 15" is more like 5 to 7, but it is followed by the "Sophomore 2 or 3," say researchers who led two of the largest and longest studies ever done of weight gain among college students.

Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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