Education News Archive - November 18, 2007
Getting Off the Back Burner: Impact of Testing Elementary Social Studies As Part of a State-Mandated Accountability Program
By Vogler, Kenneth E Lintner, Timothy; Lipscomb, George B; Knopf, Herman; Heafner, Tina L; Rock, Tracy C Abstract Social studies and social studies education is in the midst of what aptly can be described as a crisis of relevancy.
Word of the Day
- The navel or umbilicus.
- In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
- A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.