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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
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.