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2012-08-09 23:01:05

Guest blogger Dan Abrams, legal analyst for ABC News, writes on Lawyers.com that teachers are struggling to maintain school order as students bully other kids and flout school rules on social media. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 09, 2012 Over the years, the courts have cut back on the authority of school officials. Federal appeals courts have ruled that a school's right to discipline is limited to actions taking place on its physical grounds. "Today, social media has changed everything,"...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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