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Education News Archive - April 02, 2007

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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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.