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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
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.