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Education News Archive - October 30, 2006

By Jeff Commings, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Oct.

By Susan Simpson, The Daily Oklahoman Oct. 30--Glowing portraits, creaky noises, shadowy figures.

By Christina Vance, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Oct. 28--It was called one of the priciest Fresno Unified school board races in history -- $200,000 in a fight to win four school board seats. That was in 2002. Those same seats are up for grabs Nov.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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