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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
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.