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Education News Archive - April 13, 2007

By Milner, H Richard; Ford, Donna Y Students of color are often underrepresented in gifted education programs. While many educators have sought to reverse or redress this issue, little has changed over the years.

By Freeman, Tierra M; Anderman, Lynley H; Jensen, Jane M ABSTRACT. The importance of students' sense of school belonging for many adaptive outcomes is becoming well established; however, few researchers have focused on college-aged populations.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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