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2013-08-29 23:18:40

Document That Helped Shape the U.S. Constitution to Go on Exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 An original edition of the “Magna Carta,” and the only known example of the King’s Writ, a letter from King John to the Sheriff of Gloucester dated June 20, 1215 A.D. announcing the signing of the Magna Carta, will travel to the Houston Museum of Natural Science from its home in Hereford Cathedral, and can be viewed for a limited time,...

2011-08-15 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Have you heard a band you think could open for the MTV Music Award winning, Grammy nominated Panic! At the Disco - a hometown band with stage presence and talent that could perform before thousands? (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110526/AQ10195LOGO) One band will have the opportunity to take Charter Center Stage in a virtual battle of the bands that could propel its members onstage in front of thousands. The winning band will open a...

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. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 9th Annual National Charter Schools Conference will be held in Washington, DC, June 20-23, 2009 with more than 3,000 participants expected to attend, according to the events organizer, the National Alliance for...

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. England's "Great Charter" of 1215 was the first document to challenge...

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. Research has documented policy tensions and basic challenges associated with developing special education programs in charter schools. A key source of these issues is ambiguity in individual state...

2007-01-13 03:00:27

By Shober, Arnold F; Manna, Paul; Witte, John F Using an original and unique database of state charter school laws that we have developed, we analyze how state policymakers have incorporated two key values into state charter school laws: flexibility and accountability. We supplement this database with other state-level measures to answer two specific questions: What factors influence the degree of flexibility and accountability in state charter school laws? How does the content of state...


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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