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Education News Archive - May 13, 2007

By Tawnell D. Hobbs, The Dallas Morning News May 13--Round any corner at the Irma Rangel school for girls, and you'll find evidence that learning is a serious mission.

Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]