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Education News Archive - December 21, 2006

By Joe DePriest, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Dec. 21--The mobile classroom looked dull from the outside. But the Caribbean Sea hit me as I walked through the front door. Eighth-grade teacher Ingrid Rockhead, 27, added a touch of Jamaica to her work space at York Chester Middle School.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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