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Education News Archive - March 25, 2010

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Even during tough economic times, a school district’s decision to cut support services aimed at helping Hispanic students and their families navigate through the public school system will prove to be a shortsighted one, especially given long-term demographic trends and the need for a highly educated workforce.

Scholars from the University of Granada, Spain, and the National University of Comahue, Argentina, designed an educational intervention program that achieved the integration of 100% of gypsy students in their Secondary School Centre, in the province of Granada.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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