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Education News Archive - June 26, 2006

By Kathryn Walson, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jun. 26--On some days, the last student or two who showed up in Ryan Foster's Advanced Placement calculus class at Suffolk's Nansemond River High School had to sit at the teacher's desk in the back or share a desk with a classmate.

By Rupa Shenoy Daily Herald Staff Writer Kent Mutchler was hired as Geneva's new superintendent this week just as a battle over his current position in Iowa was coming to a head. A petition was presented May 1 to the Ankeny, Iowa, school board asking for the resignation of Mutchler, 45.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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