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Education News Archive - June 28, 2008

By David Ball, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jun. 28--PORT ARTHUR -- Maureen Vurlicer has been a teacher practically all of her life -- 32 years in public schools and teaching at a parochial school as a teenager in Philadelphia before that.

By Encarnacion Pyle, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 28--A year ago, students, professors and alumni were vigorously debating whether President Roderick J. McDavis had the right qualities to lead Ohio University.

By Richard Garner Education Editor A leading grammar school will become the first selective state school to sponsor a secondary modern which is gearing up to become one of the Government's flagship academies.

By Michael R. Sisak, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jun. 28--LEHMAN TWP.

By Patrick W. Connelly, The Herald, Sharon, Pa. Jun. 28--BROOKFIELD -- A lawsuit contesting Brookfield Local School District's refusal to bus students to a pair of Warren, Ohio, private schools could soon be decided.

By Eva-Marie Ayala and Shirley Jinkins, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun.

By AARON MACKEY Better K-12 math, science education aim of several new degree programs FLAGSTAFF - University of Arizona officials hope to better prepare future teachers by creating several new degree programs aimed at improving the state's K-12 education system.

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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