Education News Archive - September 10, 2007

LAKE SUCCESS, NY, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), a leading school redesign partner, today announced that for the second year in a row, it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Arrow Electronics, Inc.

By Mary B. Pasciak, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Sep. 10--Several key positions have been filled with new faces in the Amherst School District, and officials are still looking to fill two other spots. A wave of retirements accounted for most of the changes, including the district's top two positions.

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'