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Education News Archive - May 09, 2010

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The majority of students (about 80%) are never sent out of class to the principal's office or it happens only once in a year and why children are referred changes as they age.

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'