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Education News Archive - September 26, 2007

By McCarter, M K The history of mining education, like the history of the mining industry, is typified by "boom and bust" cycles.

CHICAGO, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents of PreK-6 students using Everyday Mathematics(R) from Wright Group/McGraw-Hill now have a comprehensive online resource to help their children succeed in elementary math.

By KAREN DeMASTERS, SPECIAL TO THE RECORD The agonizing process of waiting to see if a letter of acceptance has arrived from a high school graduate's first-pick college is a thing of the past at some schools.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.