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Education News Archive - February 15, 2008

By Smyth, Theoni Soublis Abstract: More than six years after the election of our current president, the nation is analyzing the effects of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal legislation.

By Helterbran, Valeri R Abstract: It is essential that teachers take a proactive look at their profession and themselves to strengthen areas of professionalism over which they have control.

By Martin, Don Martin, Magy; Carvalho, Kathleen Abstract: In this article, the authors assess the evidence related to various instructional styles for teaching reading to children with learning disabilities.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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