Education News Archive - April 29, 2007

By Weber, Mark C Government support for private schooling has been a topic of public discussion from the beginning of the administration of President George Bush.

By Fries, Kim; DeMitchell, Todd A ABSTRACT This exploratory research examines preservice and inservice teachers' perceptions of zero tolerance and this policy's relationship to notions of fairness.

By Dave Marcus, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Apr. 29--When he applied to college last fall, Matthew DiGirolamo played the odds. The Northport High School senior set his sights on three Ivy League schools: Brown, Dartmouth and Harvard.

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.