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Education News Archive - January 29, 2007

By Danica Coto, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Jan. 29--Racing to rev kids' enthusiasm for learning Teachers across North Carolina are betting that NASCAR-related lesson plans will snag the attention of students otherwise not interested in learning.

SCARSDALE, N.Y., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Free reading lessons are now available on-line, thanks to Montessori Home, Inc. The interactive website features 40 mini-lessons geared to beginning readers and is available at http://www.learntoreadfree.com/.

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.