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Education News Archive - February 13, 2008

By Rowena Coetsee, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Feb. 13--Antioch Unified School District administrators have decided against establishing a performing arts academy at Antioch High School this fall after a communication breakdown resulted in too many questions and criticisms.

By TIA MITCHELL The all-night Write-a-thon at Raines High School is equal parts preparation and party. About 100 students stayed overnight in the media center Feb.

Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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