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Education News Archive - June 10, 2009

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Getting more high-quality sleep is associated with better academic performance. The positive relationship is especially relevant to performance in math.

A British school principal told parents their children could be sent home for dress code violations for wearing too much makeup or applying too much fake tan. Peter Reed, headteacher at Maghull's Deyes High School in Sefton, England, sent a letter to parents saying certain appearance-related offenses

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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