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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
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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