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Education News Archive - January 25, 2010

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Female elementary school teachers who are anxious about math pass on to female students the stereotype that boys, not girls, are good at math.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.