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Education News Archive - May 18, 2006

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After homework and household chores, Bianca Sozzi intends to spend most Fridays next school year pursuing the pastimes of the average American adolescent: listening to music, talking to friends on the phone or playing computer games.

Behind every top graduating senior at the Stanford School of Engineering is an influential teacher who helped inspire the student to be the best.

By Leslie Griffy, The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, Calif. May 18--Say "cat." Take away the "c.""At" is what is left. The developer of such simple but powerful lessons used to teach thousands of children to read died Saturday in her Arroyo Grande home.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.