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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
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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