Education News Archive - January 28, 2007

By Mike Swift, Lisa M. Krieger and Rodney Foo, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jan. 28--Stanford Professor Bruce Wooley opened Friday's lecture on circuit design with a lesson about a more important set of connections.

By Genevieve Marshall, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Jan. 28--Markita Acosta's dorm room at Kutztown University has a toddler bed, two bins of toys, a string of paper alphabet letters on the wall and a tiny Spongebob Squarepants sofa.

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'