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Education News Archive - May 27, 2007

By Leah Etling, The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, Calif. May 27--The Laureate Private School in San Luis Obispo has been sold for $2.475 million and will close escrow next month, the school's principal and new owner announced Friday.

By Noah Bierman, The Miami Herald May 27--Facing increased competition from community colleges and out-of-state schools, higher insurance costs and low enrollment, Barry University is freezing salaries for its 2,300 part-time and full-time employees for the coming academic year.

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.