Education News Archive - November 14, 2006

By Katie Pesznecker, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Nov. 14--The new East Anchorage middle school will bear Congressman Nick Begich's name, the Anchorage School Board decided Monday night.

Word of the Day
  • 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.