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Education News Archive - September 11, 2007

Seats on the Henrico County School Board are being contested in all five districts this year - Brookland, Fairfield, Three Chopt, Tuckahoe and Varina. Below are capsule profiles of candidates registered in those races. The candidates' reasons for running have been edited for space.

By Jennifer Patterson, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Sep. 11--DUANESBURG -- After an extensive search, longtime educator and public school administrator Christine Crowley has been named the new superintendent of the Duanesburg School District.

By Wintre, Maxine Gallander Bowers, Colleen Dorothy Abstract Persistence to graduation was investigated with 944 (272 males, 672 females) undergraduate students at a large, commuter Canadian university.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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