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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
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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