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2008-08-20 18:00:44

By DAN SCANLAN It's basically a big muddy field on Bartram Springs Parkway right now, about 11/2 miles off Philips Highway and almost as far south as one can go in Duval County. In a year, the spot where Duval County's top school officials broke ground (mud?) Aug. 13 will become a new W-shaped elementary school on Bartram Springs Parkway. That means a school with room for about 800 students, giving the closest public school, Greenland Pines, a break from its current overcrowding. It...

2008-07-22 03:00:00

By Dan Hardy, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 22--WASHINGTON -- A program created by U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah to help low-income students get into college will soon be expanded to help students make it through their first year. Fattah announced the expansion of Gear Up, a federally funded college preparation and scholarship program yesterday at a conference in Washington marking its 10th anniversary. "One of the big ugly secrets of higher education is that the majority of kids that start...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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