Education News Archive - March 16, 2006
By M. Ferguson Tinsley, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Mar. 16--An ongoing rivalry developed when charter schools debuted nine years ago. Charter school officials say they offer an alternative to the stodgy traditionalism of public schools.
Word of the Day
- A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
- A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'