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Education News Archive - February 26, 2007

New York City Outward Bound today announced that it will be opening two new small 6-12th grade schools in Brooklyn in September, 2007.

Richard M. Smith, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek, congratulated Kaplan University's more than 2,300 online graduates and told those in attendance during Saturday's commencement ceremony they should follow through on promises, be ready for change, and keep learning.

By Jake Jacobs, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Feb. 26--Attending high school 70 years ago was a tough enough assignment, given the economic realities of the Great Depression. Many students had to cut short their education and go to work in either field or factory to help the family make ends meet.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • 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.
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