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Education News Archive - May 12, 2006

By John Hildebrand, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. May 12--At a time when many schools are stepping up instruction for their youngest students, the East Islip district is reluctantly asking voters to approve a budget that would cut kindergarten classes from full-day to half-day sessions.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.