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Education News Archive - December 10, 2009

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When H1N1 or other illnesses prevent school attendance, students, parents and teachers can now access a variety of McGraw-Hill Education's free instructional resources on the web.

College students who pore over their notes again and again as they prep for finals could use their studying time more wisely.

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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