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Education News Archive - January 18, 2007

By Paul Grondahl, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jan. 18--ALBANY -- "Ni hao," Albany High School Chinese teacher Robert Smeallie said in Mandarin as he greeted each student who entered his classroom. "Ni hao (knee-how)," they answered. Hello.

SAVANNAH, Ga., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- South University has received notice from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) that the institution has received reaffirmation of its accreditation for 10 years.

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of California's most experienced and successful programs specializing in dropout recovery programs has opened the doors to a new learning center in Pomona, officials from Options for Youth (OFY) charter schools announced today.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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