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Education News Archive - August 04, 2007

By Thornton, Bill Peltier, Gary; Medina, Ricky Abstract: New demands and high attrition levels of special education teachers have created a crisis for education and extensive additional stress for special education directors and principals.

By Boyle, Joseph R Abstract: Students with mild disabilities have a difficult time recording notes from lectures. Accurate note taking is important because it helps students understand the content from lectures and notes serve as a document for later review.

By Peter Simon, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Aug. 4--KIPP Sankofa Charter School has hired Buffalo's former supervisor of foreign languages as chief executive officer in an effort to reverse a record of failure and convince the state to keep the school open after the 2007-08 school year.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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