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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
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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