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 murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'