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Magna Carta
2015-02-10 12:14:24

Signed in 1215 by King John, the Magna Carta was the first step toward democracy in Western civilization after centuries of absolute rule by monarchies, as it bound the king of England to the same laws as any citizen. Eight hundred years later, an original copy of that document has been discovered in the small seaside English town of Sandwich.

2008-08-22 15:00:44

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Bill Schulz, +1-202-521-2828, or Sarah Johnson, +1-202- 521-2826, pressroom@publiccharters.org, both of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Morethan3,000ExpectedtoAttendAnnualMeeting WASHINGTON, Aug.

2008-04-24 07:10:51

Each Monday, this column turns a page in history to explore the discoveries, events and people that continue to affect the history being made today. It is crumbling, water-stained and written in Medieval Latin, but the Magna Carta has managed to remain relevant to the cause of human rights even today, 800 years after it was scrawled on parchment and affirmed with the sticky wax seal of the English king.

2007-05-01 06:00:37

By Rhim, Lauren Morando; Ahearn, Eileen M; Lange, Cheryl M Charter schools are a growing and evolving component of the public education sector. These schools may be exempt from state or local regulations, but they are part of the public system and subject to federal laws and many regulations.


Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'