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Education News Archive - March 05, 2007

A TEACHER at one of Britain's most prestigious public schools has been sacked for cutting a boy's hair - without his permission - in the middle of a lesson. Maria Garcia-Salguero, a Spanish teacher at 600-year-old Winchester College, was dismissed after an investigation.

The transition year from middle school to high school is critical time for student success and retention in high school. Studies show that the single biggest indicator of a student's graduation from high school is keeping them engaged and successful their freshman year.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.