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2008-08-28 03:00:48

By Grooms, Autumn Walking through the school doors each morning, children from low- income families have more on their minds than homework, quizzes and extra-curricular activities. Some have spent the night in cars, at campgrounds or with relatives and friends. They're trying to figure out where they'll sleep that night and who will pick them up from school. "When it's ongoing and kids come to school worried about Mom and Dad or brothers and sisters, its hard to concentrate," said Susan...

2008-08-03 03:00:22

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Aug. 3--Walking through the school doors each morning, children from low-income families have more on their minds than homework, quizzes and extra-curricular activities. Some have spent the night in cars, at campgrounds or with relatives and friends. They're trying to figure out where they'll sleep that night and who will pick them up from school. "When it's ongoing and kids come to school worried about Mom and Dad or brothers and sisters, it's...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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