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2008-08-06 15:00:46

The Washington County Consortium will offer a course titled "Assessing and Teaching Struggling Readers in the Classroom," available to all grade four through 12 teachers in the county. The consortium has applied for a "Higher Literacy for Washington County" grant from the Department of Education, which names schools in SAD 19, SAD 37, Eastport, Pembroke, Jonesport, Machias and Wesley, whose teachers will receive special consideration. The session will be free to any teachers in Washington...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.