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Education News Archive - May 24, 2008

By JACK GILLUM; ANDREA RIVERA; GEORGE B SaNCHEZ; JAMAR YOUNGER STAR INVESTIGATION: SCHOOLS PROMOTE STUDENTS DESPITE WIDESPREAD FAILURE Schools use varied programs, from matching kids with mentors to focused career-path academies Twenty-nine Pascua Yaqui students at Hohokam Middle School should have repeated eighth grade last year.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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