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Education News Archive - March 25, 2007

By JAMES MINTON BAKER - Nine people have applied to become superintendent of the city school system with a week remaining for candidates to submit an application. The School Board will consider applications postmarked through March 31, interim Superintendent Jerry Epperson said Friday.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'