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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
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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