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Education News Archive - January 03, 2008

Kaplan today announced that it has named Sari Factor as president of its K12 Learning Services division, which partners with schools and school districts to provide high-quality instructional programs.

By Ryan McCarthy, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Jan. 3--ALICIA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL -- a landmark in Linda -- will close at the end of this school year.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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