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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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'