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Education News Archive - March 25, 2008

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Looking to help California's educators boost students' reading comprehension, Pearson School educational publishers today announced an exclusive partnership with Grant Wiggins, considered one of the nation's preeminent experts in curriculum design.

By Jim Collar, The Post-Crescent, Appleton, Wis. Mar. 25--KIMBERLY -- Mel Lightner, Kimberly's superintendent of schools, announced Monday that he will resign when his current contract expires at the end of the 2008-09 school year.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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