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Education News Archive - June 20, 2007

By Sublett, Michael D ABSTRACT Members of the National Council for Geographic Education have been instrumental in the creation, launch, and early success of Advanced Placement Human Geography.

By Chastity Pratt, Detroit Free Press Jun. 20--Graduates of Detroit's old Miller High slowly walked the building's halls Monday, calling out the names and accomplishments of classmates staring out from faded black-and-white photos.

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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