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Education News Archive - December 27, 2006

By Ana Maria Trujillo, The Santa Fe New Mexican Dec. 27--When El Dorado Elementary sixth-grade teacher Anita Navrot was 6 years old, she and her sister Teresa used to play school. They'd set up their dolls and then take turns teaching them lessons on a small chalkboard.

By KAREN THOMPSON At first glance, the students working at the long tables look like average high school kids. They wear baggie pants and T-shirts emblazoned with names of rock bands, and some have tongue piercings.

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.