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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
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin