Education News Archive - April 02, 2007
Colin's experience is consistent with various studies on homework that show giving more than 21/2 hours of homework nightly to high school students and more than an hour to middle school students may be counterproductive.
Word of the Day
- A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
- A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'