Education News Archive - September 24, 2006

By Eric Ferreri, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Sep. 24--DURHAM -- Upon learning recently that Durham's Southern High School was in danger of opening its school year without enough math and science teachers, N.C.

Word of the Day
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.