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Education News Archive - March 26, 2006

By Doug Belden, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Mar. 26--Five finalists for the St. Paul schools superintendent job will meet the public Monday. Among them are a pilot, an avid backpacker, a book-club devotee, a news junkie and one who grew up in a family of 17.

By Joselle Galis-Menendez, The Miami Herald Mar. 26--The debates have quieted, the votes are tallied and a group of West Kendall parents are breathing a temporary sigh of relief.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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