Education News Archive - February 28, 2008

By Bryant, Brian R Bryant, Diane Pedrotty; Kethley, Caroline; Kim, Sun A; Pool, Cathy; Seo, You-Jin Abstract. High-quality core instruction in kindergarten and first and second grade is critical to prevent mathematics difficulties.

By Philip K. Ireland, North County Times, Escondido, Calif. Feb. 27--CARLSBAD -- Carlsbad school trustees will consider a resolution Wednesday night that lays the groundwork for potential employee layoffs and the elimination of popular class size reduction programs in elementary schools.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.