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Education News Archive - January 17, 2008

By Ryan McCarthy, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Jan. 17--Tim Kelly and his mother hit the books for long hours when, as a first-grader, he faced staying back in school and repeating the grade.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.