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Education News Archive - November 26, 2006

By James Hohmann, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Nov. 26--It didn't seem like a big deal to Gloria Miranda that four of the five African-American students in her fifth-grade class were seated in the back row. The teacher at St.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.