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Education News Archive - January 09, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- NewSchools Venture Fund today announced an investment of up to $1.7 million in Uncommon Schools (Uncommon), a nonprofit charter management organization that provides an outstanding college preparatory education for students in New York and New Jersey.

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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