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Education News Archive - January 16, 2007

By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun Jan. 16--Johns Hopkins University researchers have concluded that expanding elementary schools to sixth, seventh and eighth grades does not help adolescents do better academically -- a finding that raises questions about changes in Baltimore and other urban districts.

By ERIC HSU, STAFF WRITER ENGLEWOOD - Fourth-grader Shaylah Brewer is reading a story she helped write about a ship's captain whose boat has run aground on the rocks.

Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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