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Education News Archive - May 03, 2006

What teenage girl wouldn't want the opportunity to

By Chris Kahn, South Florida Sun-Sentinel May 3--Parents in Broward County will be able to choose from a wider menu of charter schools next year following a School Board decision Tuesday to accept more taxpayer-funded, privately run classrooms into the district.

Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.