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Education News Archive - January 24, 2008

Funding for foreign-language classes in elementary schools became a major point of discussion during U.S. Rep. Paul Broun's recent visit to Stevens Creek Elementary School.

By Cleveland, Laurie THERE IS WISDOM IN THE WORDS

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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