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Education News Archive - January 31, 2007

DECATUR, Ala., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BP will award instructional creativity by providing $100,000 in grants to Morgan County K-12 educators who teach students about energy and energy conservation.

By Laura Morales, The Miami Herald Jan. 31--Her students call her the leader of the "Sharperson Super Stars." Her students' parents call her a caring and challenging teacher who draws them into their children's education.

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'