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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
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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