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Education News Archive - November 13, 2007

By Jung, Lee Ann Guskey, Thomas R One of the most important functions of report cards and grades is to give families information on their children's progress in school.

By Bucholz, Jessica L Keller, Cassandra L; Brady, Michael P Mr. Andrews is a special education teacher. He has been writing possible individualized education program (IEP) goals for Chris, a young boy with a developmental disability who will be in second grade the following school year.

With state education leaders convening an Achievement Gap Summit today, a new coalition is focusing on the achievement of students in Special Education and calling for increased support for Special Education programs.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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