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Education News Archive - December 03, 2006

By David Perlmutt, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Dec. 3--It's a gift that has inspired a whole school. Last year, a graduate of East Mecklenburg High School pledged $500,000 to recruit and keep great teachers if the school raised a like amount -- and hid his identity.

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.