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Education News Archive - August 19, 2012

Back-to-School Health Basics

As summer is coming to a close, it’s time to think about getting ready for the start of school. For parents and guardians, it’s especially important to understand the back-to-school health basics. Luckily, the CDC has provided a number of tips for families and educators.

Fifth Grade Students Predicted The Evolution Of The Internet

A strangely prophetic video recorded by a group of grade school students back in 1995 correctly predicted that online activity on the future would focus on communicating, watching videos, shopping, and cats.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'