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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
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.