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Education News Archive - December 13, 2006

By Juan Antonio Lizama, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Dec. 13--As girls sat neatly working on math problems in Laurie Walton's fourth-grade class at Mechanicsville Elementary School, it was so quiet you could hear a hairpin drop.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'