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Education News Archive - July 19, 2007

DISTINCTIONS W.T. Cooke Elementary School, a Title I school in Virginia Beach, was named a co-recipient of the 2007 Vernon M. Geddy Jr. Technology School of the Year award by WHRO. Army Reserve Pvt. ZarDee B.

By ERIC HSU, STAFF WRITER NORTH BERGEN The school district plans to name township schools veteran Robert Dandorph as superintendent, filling a gap created by the departure of administrator Peter Fischbach.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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