Education News Archive - April 17, 2006

By John Bebow, Detroit Free Press Apr. 17--Taxpayers are spending millions of dollars to help needy students attend Baker College, Michigan's largest private college, where the chances are about one in five that a student will walk away with a degree.

By Eric Frazier, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Apr. 15--When Greg Harris started teaching sixth-graders, older co-workers told him about the lines no male teacher should cross. Don't be alone with female students. Don't give students rides home. And no hugging.

Word of the Day
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.