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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
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.