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2007-01-10 09:00:29

Apollo Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:APOL) announced that it has acquired Insight Schools, an innovator in online high school education. Insight Schools, based in Portland, Oregon, is led by a management team with significant experience in the area of K-12 online education. The company was founded by Mr. Keith Oelrich, whose prior experience includes positions as President and CEO of KC Distance Learning (KCDL) and Apex Learning. Mr. Oelrich and his team are remaining with the company under the...


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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