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Education News Archive - June 10, 2008

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The nation now faces what Shirley Ann Jackson calls a "quiet crisis" in filling those positions, though more are starting to listen and act.

By ANDREA ALEXANDER, STAFF WRITER more parents question innovative math What good is an innovative math program designed to raise national standards if it leaves some students unable to figure out a grocery bill? That's the question Wayne parents have raised as their school district struggles with an issue the best way to teach students math that has sparked nationwide controversy.

By Mila Koumpilova, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jun. 10--MAHNOMEN, Minn. -- Normalcy has returned to the Mahnomen School District.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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