Education News Archive - June 10, 2009


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
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'