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Education News Archive - February 27, 2008

When is the Undergraduate Business Program ranking published? Every March.

A prominent group of researchers, policymakers and education leaders issued a bold set of recommendations to improving California's high school graduation rate.

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Tutorpedia, one of the region's fastest growing tutoring companies, announced today it has signed contracts with two Bay Area school districts to provide tutoring services to nearly 50 low-income middle school students.

Thirty-eight students in kindergarten through grade 12 from 10 Lancaster County schools were announced Saturday as winners of the 2007-08 AMVETS and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Annual Americanism Program at AMVETS Post 19 in Lancaster.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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