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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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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