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Education News Archive - February 24, 2008

By Graetz, Janet E Spampinato, Kim James begins his college day like most other students. He gathers his books, notebooks and pens, and starts the walk across campus. For most college students, the walk is an opportunity to talk and laugh with friends.

By Moschetti, Roxanne Hudley, Cynthia Entry into college can be a stressful transition that involves social, emotional and academic adjustments for many adolescents, and especially challenging for students from low-income backgrounds or those who are first in their families to attend college.

By Jeffrey Robb, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Feb. 24--When school is in session for the Conrad kids, the living room of their northwest Omaha home is often their classroom. Lessons last as long as needed to complete the day's tasks.

By Jeff Mosier, The Dallas Morning News Feb. 24--The Dalworthington Gardens public safety chief has received an extra $2,400 in pay each year since earning a master's degree in 2004. But the college that awarded Bill Waybourn his degree is not approved by any recognized accrediting agency.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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