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
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.