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Education News Archive - January 31, 2008

By Kathy A. Goolsby, The Dallas Morning News Jan. 31--A new type of school that allows students to earn high school and college diplomas at the same time has proved so popular that several area school systems are scrambling to keep up with the demand.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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