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Education News Archive - April 10, 2008

CHANDLER, Ariz., April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pearson's new AMP Math System is the first math intervention program to provide comprehensive alignment with and specifically address the curriculum focal points provided by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NTCM).

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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