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Education News Archive - June 04, 2007

By O'Neil, Robert M; Cook, Norma C; Finkin, Matthew W; Henry, Myron S; Et al I.

Topeka Public Schools honored 61 retirees during a banquet hosted by the Board of Education in May. The retirees: Janith L. Allen retires after 15 years as a media center paraprofessional at Capital City School.

The Writing Institute, a new institute based on proven classroom experiences, advanced writing tools and technology, and extensive research, is being co-produced by The Center for Performance Assessment and Vantage Learning.

By BRIAN ABERBACK and KIBRET MARKOS , STAFF WRITERS An award-winning Teaneck teacher was arrested Friday and charged with having sex with an underage student, including frequent encounters in his classroom, the men's faculty bathroom and the dean's office.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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