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
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.