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Education News Archive - May 31, 2008

By James Joyce III Richard Esparza, Granger's VIP -- Very Inspiring Principal Granger's Very Inspiring Principal: Hard work and high expectations raise academic achievement at high school By JAMES JOYCE III YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC GRANGER -- Granger High School principal Richard Esparza needs to look no farther than the wall a few steps outside his office for inspiration to students.

By MERRY FIRSCHEIN, STAFF WRITER Lunchtime for elementary and middle school students means not only food but socializing outside of the classroom.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.