Education News Archive - August 31, 2007

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHAT More than 2,500 parents, children, preschool providers and educators are expected to gather at the Universal Preschool Conference and Education Expo on Sept.

By Kiran Krishnamurthy, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Aug. 31--A Virginia Department of Education investigation found that 56 students at a Stafford County high school were "not accurately accounted for" during May's round of state-mandated standardized tests.

The news, uncovered in a survey carried out by The Independent, that more than 1,000 pupils of school age are likely to be sitting about at home next week instead of going to school is hardly surprising.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.