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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
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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