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2009-05-26 14:44:00

RALEIGH, N.C., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students at eight Wake County Public Schools now have the ability to request their official high school transcript be sent electronically to any of the 110 North Carolina public, private, and community colleges and universities through the College Foundation of North Carolina's college access web portal, CFNC.org. The eight schools include East Wake School of Arts Education and Global Studies, East Wake School of Engineering, East Wake School...

2008-07-25 15:00:00

By Kinea White Epps, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 25--Thousands of northern Wake parents could be given the option of transferring their children out of their schools because the schools have underperformed. According to preliminary data released this week, those schools failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress goals for math under the federal No Child Left Behind law. Schools also have to offer transfers if they met their progress goals this year, but failed two years...

2008-07-22 12:00:58

By Mike Wilder, Times-News, Burlington, N.C. Jul. 22--The number of schools in the Alamance-Burlington School System that achieved what is called "adequate yearly progress" as measured by federal standards was down sharply for 2007-08. But the number of schools the local system projects will make high growth as measured by state standards is up dramatically for the same academic year. On Monday, the school system reported preliminary results from both the federal and state methods of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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