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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
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]