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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
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.