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Education News Archive - May 02, 2007

By Marc Freeman, South Florida Sun-Sentinel May 2--Palm Beach County high school principals want to drop valedictorian and salutatorian recognitions -- and the usually nasty student competitions for them -- in favor of the Latin honors system used by colleges and universities.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.