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2008-08-25 03:00:24

By Hagadone, Zach Boise State University is hoping a grant from the U.S. Department of Education will help bolster Idaho students' math and science abilities. The award comes at a time when educators, policy makers and business leaders around the country fret over declining international competitiveness. The grant for $191,593 will go to support the Idaho SySTEMic Solution - a project created by Boise State's colleges of engineering and education focused on science, technology,...

2008-08-18 03:00:14

By Hagadone, Zach Boise State University is hoping a grant from the U.S. Department of Education will help bolster Idaho students' math and science abilities. The award comes at a time when educators, policy makers and business leaders around the country fret over declining international competitiveness. The grant for $191,593 will go to support the Idaho SySTEMic Solution - a project created by Boise State's colleges of engineering and education focused on science, technology,...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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