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Education News Archive - May 19, 2008

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Educators were honored at the 2008 Walter P. Chrysler "Closing the Technology Gap in Education" awards ceremony on Saturday evening sponsored by The Chrysler Foundation, in partnership with the Detroit Science Center.

High school students in the Kings Canyon Unified School District will have an innovative option for secondary education starting this August.

By JOSEPH BANETH ALLEN Somehow, Briana Kristen Moore maintained a poise of quiet confidence despite a twinge of nervousness. The Southside resident was patiently waiting to walk across the stage at the University of North Florida's Robinson Theater during the recent Spring Awards Convocation.

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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