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Education News Archive - November 20, 2007

Two of America's foremost civil rights advocates will be the special honorees at the 2007 Global Kids Annual Benefit. Ernest G. Green, an original member of the "Little Rock Nine" and now Managing Director of Public Finance for Lehman Brothers, and John J.

PITTSFIELD - Maine Central Institute has appointed Christopher J. Hopkins as its next head of school. Hopkins is the assistant headmaster for student life at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa.

Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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