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Education News Archive - May 12, 2009

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The Obama administration is seeking to turn around 5,000 failing schools in the next five years by investing $5 billion to sway local officials to close failing schools and reopen them with new teachers and principals.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.