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
- an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
- In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]