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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
upstander
  • 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.