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Education News Archive - May 16, 2008

By Huang, Grace Hui-Chen Mason, Kimberly L Introduction Importance of Parental Involvement A growing body of research supports the view that parents' attitudes, behaviors, and activities related to children's education influences students' learning and educational success.

By Batt, Ellen G Since implementation of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) mandates, much attention has been focused on the education of the rapidly growing English language learners (ELLs) in U.S. schools. Disaggregated accountability reports for subgroups are required as a result of NCLB.

By Gibbons, Beatrice Introduction The majority of educators agree that there is a pressing need for dramatic changes in the way we deliver instruction to schoolchildren, particularly English learners.

Lehigh University announced today a record $34.2 million gift from the estate of alumnus Donald B. Stabler, Class of 1930, a successful businessman who dedicated much of his life to leadership and service.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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