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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
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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