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Education News Archive - June 11, 2008

The Columbia County school system intends to make changes to Horizons, its elementary-school gifted program, for the 2008-09 school year.

By Akilah Johnson and Jamie Malernee, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jun. 10--Each grade level in Broward County -- and the state -- saw their reading and math FCAT scores rise Tuesday. Except fifth-graders. They stumbled. In some cases, like at Rock Island Elementary School, quite a bit.

On June 7, 2008 the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) voted to grant re-accreditation to The Taft University System until 2013.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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