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Education News Archive - May 22, 2007

By Kevin Amerman, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. May 22--After nearly a year of searching, the Lehighton Area School Board finally has hired a new superintendent. The board voted unanimously Monday to approve James Kraky as superintendent. His starting annual salary will be $118,000.

Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.