Education News Archive - November 20, 2006

By Susan Herendeen, The Modesto Bee, Calif. Nov. 19--A Downey High School teacher had a sexual liaison with two young women who were scorekeepers for the basketball team he coached, according to a lawsuit in Stanislaus County Superior Court.

By Linda Conner Lambeck, Connecticut Post, Bridgeport Nov. 18--Two former public employees in Bridgeport have found work in a New Mexico school district headed up -- at least for the time being -- by former Bridgeport Supt. of Schools Sonia Diaz.

By Anthony Cardinale, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Nov. 20--A fifth-year math teacher has filed suit against Canisius High School for denying her tenure despite a glowing recommendation from her principal. Maria D.

Word of the Day
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.