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Education News Archive - January 15, 2010

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Reasons for requiring a child to repeat the first grade may go far beyond the basic "three R's," parents must often shoulder at least part of the blame or credit.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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